Sharon station

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Re: Sharon station

Postby The EGE » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:53 am

I saw that yesterday for a train, and it looks great! When completed, this will make the Providence Line the first continuously operating line on the system - and one of the only anywhere in the US - to be handicapped accessible at all stations.
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Re: Sharon station

Postby The EGE » Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:22 am

The mini-high platforms are nearly complete, and looking good:

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Interestingly, the inbound platform is about six inches shorter because of the superelevation on the curve.
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Re: Sharon station

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:26 pm

No word on opening date for the mini high level platform yet, will post when I come across
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Re: Sharon station

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:52 pm

Sharon mini high level platforms placed into service, today 9/30, effective at 5:01AM
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Re: Sharon station

Postby johnpbarlow » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:16 am

Do NEC off-peak trains only board passengers through doors on HLPs or mini-HLPs?
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Re: Sharon station

Postby BlueFreak » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:40 pm

johnpbarlow wrote:Do NEC off-peak trains only board passengers through doors on HLPs or mini-HLPs?


The set of doors at the mini-highs are always opened, but on most off-peak trains on the Providence line, enough cars are in use that other doors will be opened as well. All the platform signage indicates that off-peak trains only board via the mini-high, but if you ride a specific train regularly you'll know what other door(s) are usually open.

That being said, at least at Mansfield, most casual riders either ignore or don't notice the signage anyway, and wait in front of the station house--even when it would actually be beneficial for them to use the mini-high, (e.g., carrying luggage).
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