Which was the better Orange Line, the Sw Corridor or the EL?

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Postby CSX Conductor » Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:24 pm

Aparetly you missed what I was saying Ed. I mean that I feel that they are not too close to the former E line as the previous post had stated that they are. :wink:
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Postby efin98 » Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:30 pm

CSX Conductor wrote:Aparetly you missed what I was saying Ed. I mean that I feel that they are not too close to the former E line as the previous post had stated that they are. :wink:


I was agreeing with you, just pointing out something :wink:
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Postby pdxstreetcar » Sun Jan 16, 2005 12:24 am

If I'm not mistaken I think I saw a small steel piece that appears to be part of the El's posts, right where Washington St crosses the rail line between BB station and South Station (right by I-90). I saw it very briefly when I was on the train but next time I go to Boston I will try to check it out and verify.
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Postby ithjames » Sun Jan 16, 2005 1:30 am

CSX Conductor wrote:
ithjames wrote:However, they are too close to the Green Line "E" line used to go through from Stony Brook to Forest Hills.


Empasis on "used to go".

And it is a bit of a hike from Stony Brook or Green St. to Centre or South Streets to catch the number 39 bus.


It makes me wonder. When the T built the SW Corridor, did the T intentionally try to get rid of the E line from Centre St to South St with the Southwest Corridor?
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:14 am

It makes me wonder. When the T built the SW Corridor, did the T intentionally try to get rid of the E line from Centre St to South St with the Southwest Corridor?

You're probably right. It may have ben made to eliminate the E branch mostly, but the Arborway extension is supposed to be built for 2006-07.
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Postby efin98 » Sun Jan 16, 2005 6:42 pm

ithjames wrote:
CSX Conductor wrote:
ithjames wrote:However, they are too close to the Green Line "E" line used to go through from Stony Brook to Forest Hills.


Empasis on "used to go".

And it is a bit of a hike from Stony Brook or Green St. to Centre or South Streets to catch the number 39 bus.


It makes me wonder. When the T built the SW Corridor, did the T intentionally try to get rid of the E line from Centre St to South St with the Southwest Corridor?


I don't think so. I think they used land that they already owned and could support their needs along with the commuter rail and Amtrak needs. Besides, the rebuilding did bring the benefit of upgrading the viaduct to what it is today...
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Postby apodino » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:01 pm

yup, the ROW was in place already, and thats one of the reasons that allignment was used, in addition to the South Cove tunnel, which I believe was completed in the late 60's or so claims the Scott Moore site.
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Postby Ron Newman » Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:37 pm

The New Haven (Amtrak) line already ran through the corridor. Also, many houses were torn down on both sides of the old railroad viaduct because the I-95 expressway was to be built there. That was cancelled, and instead the relocated Orange Line and Southwest Corridor Park were built.
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