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Re: D line v commuter rail

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Wed May 21, 2014 3:48 pm

The EGE wrote:The Orange Line gets extended to West Roxbury.

I would seem to prefer extended down Washington Street to the city limits or Needham.
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Re: D line v commuter rail

Postby WatertownCarBarn » Wed May 21, 2014 6:07 pm

Where's Cook's Junction?
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Re: D line v commuter rail

Postby deathtopumpkins » Wed May 21, 2014 7:22 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:
The EGE wrote:The Orange Line gets extended to West Roxbury.

I would seem to prefer extended down Washington Street to the city limits or Needham.


Extending it via the current Needham Line ROW would be far cheaper and easier (existing railroad right-of-way complete with station locations) than building it under Washington St (several miles of new subway), and looks to me like it would for the most part far better serve the development patterns. I'd end it at a big park-and-ride station by VFW Pkwy, and give the existing Needham stops to a branch of the D line. N line anyone? :P

WatertownCarBarn wrote:Where's Cook's Junction?


If I understand it correctly, that would be here: http://goo.gl/maps/ZsUkv
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Re: D line v commuter rail

Postby Mcoov » Wed May 21, 2014 7:44 pm

Or how about "E" line to Needham Junction (Arborway line becomes F, potential F branch is now G), and the Needham line is extended to Millis (or even Medway somehow) with DMUs?
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Re: D line v commuter rail

Postby deathtopumpkins » Wed May 21, 2014 7:52 pm

Mcoov wrote:Or how about "E" line to Needham Junction (Arborway line becomes F, potential F branch is now G), and the Needham line is extended to Millis (or even Medway somehow) with DMUs?


I think ideally we'd like to not have to rename any existing service, though that would be the only way to keep the branches in order.
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Re: D line v commuter rail

Postby typesix » Thu May 22, 2014 10:57 am

WatertownCarBarn wrote:Where's Cook's Junction?


Between Newton Highlands and Eliot stations, around the curve area.
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