Sharon station

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Re: Sharon station

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:41 pm

I'm sure Chelsea can be retrofitted with mini highs. (What is that abandoned track in the northbound platform?)
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Re: Sharon station

Postby sery2831 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:44 am

The rails in the platform is the Grand Junction branch. We have wandered off topic.
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Re: Sharon station

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:29 am

noticed painted lines on the platform/parking lot indicating where underground wiring is this week in Sharon, maybe a sign???
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Re: Sharon station

Postby BostonUrbEx » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:16 pm

This article (from a year ago) seems to imply that only the depot building would be shut on October 1st, and not commuter rail service altogether: http://www.wickedlocal.com/sharon/news/ ... ess?zc_p=0

So I'm not sure the platform accessibility has a deadline?
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Re: Sharon station

Postby ns3010 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:02 pm

I just found this while searching around the T's site for other stuff, but it provides answers to everyone's questions. http://mbta.com/business_center/bidding_solicitations/awarded_contracts/?cnumber=J75CN02

A $2.6M construction contract for accessibility upgrades at Sharon is currently underway.

The contract includes work at Sharon Platform, Station Building and Parking Lots. Platform work will consist of installing new mini-high platforms with ramps and canopies on both the inbound and outbound platforms. Additionally, walkways around the station building will be re-paved to provide full accessibility to and around the building, and station amenities, including bicycle racks, LED signage and newspaper boxes will be relocated to provide suitable walkway widths. Station building improvements will include addition of a second accessible door, improvements to the bathrooms to make them fully accessible, and modifications to the counter in the concession space. A small section of canopy on the parking lot side of the building will be removed. Parking lot improvements will include new and relocated accessible spaces, new and updated accessible curb ramps, and relocated crosswalks.


Anticipated completion of the contract is early February.
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Re: Sharon station

Postby MBTA3247 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:45 pm

So what are they planning to do about keeping the station open between October and February?
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Re: Sharon station

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:11 pm

effecting Monday, 9/23 The western most 175 feet of Sharon stations platforms on both #1 and #2 tracks OOS...trains must spot accordingly
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Re: Sharon station

Postby MBTA1016 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:03 pm

Any updates on this since it passed the October 1st deadline?
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Re: Sharon station

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:06 pm

Mbta fan wrote:Any updates on this since it passed the October 1st deadline?


I noticed this afternoon that more lines have been spray painted on the platform and parking lot on the station side, bright orange...even tho the western most 175' is OOS by Amtrak Bulletin Order, no activity so far
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Re: Sharon station

Postby The EGE » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:22 pm

Any signs of progress? My google alert hasn't brought me anything lately.
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Re: Sharon station

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:52 pm

nothing new as of Friday's day of work at Sharon
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Re: Sharon station

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:07 pm

lots of tidying up work being preformed, new curbs, sidewalks getting work, and digging near the station...few new painted markings on the platforms
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Re: Sharon station

Postby The EGE » Wed May 14, 2014 10:18 am

Looks like actual construction work being done when I passed by yesterday. I'll try to get a shot on my return trip today.
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Re: Sharon station

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed May 14, 2014 10:51 am

The EGE wrote:Looks like actual construction work being done when I passed by yesterday. I'll try to get a shot on my return trip today.


all has been quiet for atleast a week now...haven't seen anything new than what has been done, a pit dug on both Track 1 and 2 and only on Track 1 have cement pilings been put into the ground...other than that, nada
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Re: Sharon station

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:03 pm

concrete high level platform put together on Trk 2 as of 6/5, looks to be completed besides the need of asphalt and touch up work. Trk 1 was started today, concrete base of supports were put in place. Project is moving along quickly
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