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Re: Fenway Center / Yawkey Station Discussion

Postby The EGE » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:52 pm

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Re: Fenway Center / Yawkey Station Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:06 pm

Great shot, EGE!

I'm trying to imagine how this station will interact with proposed development, and I'm afraid I'm not seeing it. Is this station designed to be compatible with a plaza at equal height with the walkway over the track? As I understand it, that is what is in the works. But it just feels like this station was designed to stand alone rather than be a part of a deck-over development.
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Re: Fenway Center / Yawkey Station Discussion

Postby MBTA1016 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:46 pm

Nce shot EGE, it looks better lit up at night. Does anyone know if these got used tonight before game1 of the World Series?
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Re: Fenway Center / Yawkey Station Discussion

Postby The EGE » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:48 pm

Read the thread, mbtafan.

Read the thread, mbtafan.

Read the thread a third time, seriously.

The western 80% of the platforms will not be ready for several weeks, as I and others have said numerous times.

Now read the thread again.
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Re: Fenway Center / Yawkey Station Discussion

Postby MBTA1016 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:31 am

Ok sorry, I wasn't thinking about looking back at it when i posted the question. Yes I was watching both the redsox and bruins when I posted it.
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Re: Fenway Center / Yawkey Station Discussion

Postby Teamdriver » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:31 am

That is a classy porch light for people to see coming into Boston , not like the blue bug seen off I 95 in Prov RI . ( And I remember well the incinerator stack and the scrap piles seen from the X-way at the South Bay , Southampton street meat district to me ) .
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Re: Fenway Center / Yawkey Station Discussion

Postby Rbts Stn » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:22 am

Mbta fan wrote:Ok sorry, I wasn't thinking about looking back at it when i posted the question. Yes I was watching both the redsox and bruins when I posted it.


Missed the Celtics victory, did ya?
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Re: Fenway Center / Yawkey Station Discussion

Postby GE45tonner » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:32 pm

Once this is done, they will be CR access to all of the major sport venues in Bostonia. It's a shame for the T that the Providence and Boston does not join the B&A until after Yawkey....They could get some could crowds coming from the locals along the P&B....
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Re: Fenway Center / Yawkey Station Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:40 pm

GE45tonner wrote:Once this is done, they will be CR access to all of the major sport venues in Bostonia. It's a shame for the T that the Providence and Boston does not join the B&A until after Yawkey....They could get some could crowds coming from the locals along the P&B....


There is/was a shuttle from Ruggles to Fenway offered by the MBTA. I believe it's gone now - this was back in maybe the 1990s? You could still easily have a game train if this still exists/could be reinstated. Hell, you could even just insert a switch at Harrison Ave to pull off the NEC and reverse on the B&A to Yawkey.
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Re: Fenway Center / Yawkey Station Discussion

Postby wicked » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:02 pm

You could run a Providence train up the Midland, which is what used to be done when Attleboro baseball specials ran on weekends.
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Re: Fenway Center / Yawkey Station Discussion

Postby MBTA1016 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:28 pm

Rbts Stn wrote:
Mbta fan wrote:Ok sorry, I wasn't thinking about looking back at it when i posted the question. Yes I was watching both the redsox and bruins when I posted it.


Missed the Celtics victory, did ya?


Yeah but I did hear about it. They lost all the preseason games except 2 and I'm not a big celtics fan either.
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Re: Fenway Center / Yawkey Station Discussion

Postby MBTA1016 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:37 pm

BREAKING NEWS: Your 2013 BOSTON REDSOX are the 2013 World Series champs. Warm up this duckboats again and let's party:)
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Re: Fenway Center / Yawkey Station Discussion

Postby MBTA1016 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:55 pm

I did see the station from the street that crosses over the pike after the station heading inbound(cant think of the street name). Its not bad if I say so myself but then again I didn't go any closer since I was in town for the rally.
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Re: Fenway Center / Yawkey Station Discussion

Postby The EGE » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:39 am

Work's been mostly hard-to-see, unsexy stuff like caulking the gap between the concrete platform and the yellow edges lately. On Tuesday, they installed blue-light emergency phones on both platforms and the bridge and powered them up.
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Re: Fenway Center / Yawkey Station Discussion

Postby bostontrainguy » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:40 pm

I look at this new station and the two platforms and the expense and complexity of such construction on a curve and just have to wonder why they didn't build this just east of Brookline Avenue (under that huge billboard behind the House of Blues and the parking garage). There looks like there is enough room and because it's a straight section of track a single center platform may have been possible which would have simplified the design and been much cheaper to build and easier to navigate. Also more direct access from Fenway Park and Lansdowne Street may have been possible.
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