Commuter Rail Disruption Spring 2017?

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Re: Commuter Rail Disruption Spring 2017?

Postby Komarovsky » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:43 pm

According to this article from the Worcester T&G http://www.telegram.com/article/20160802/NEWS/160809835, it looks like they're planning on doing 2 Southside lines at a time starting in 2017 and then moving on to the Northside lines once all the Southside ones are finished.

To presumably expedite the process the article states that there will be service outages on weekends. Given the amount of work to do, especially on some of the lines(all of Northside, Worcester etc) I think the completion dates and weekend only service outages are a bit optimistic.
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Re: Commuter Rail Disruption Spring 2017?

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:42 pm

Never mind PTC.
On the Northside are three drawbridge projects looming large:
Beverly, Manchester, Gloucester.

There will be no break for commuters on the northside. And just image when
GLX starts up again!

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Re: Commuter Rail Disruption Spring 2017?

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:07 pm

Isn't the order supposed to be Gloucester, Charles River, Manchester, and then finally Beverly? Beverly's replacement to be staved off by a current or soon-to-happen maintenance project?
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Re: Commuter Rail Disruption Spring 2017?

Postby BandA » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:25 am

"T" is paying only 20% of cost...but fed grants only cover 13%...2/3 of cost are federal loans. Assume the "T" ends up paying the mortgage?

So many levels - T, consultants, Ansaldo, Keolis, Jacobs Engineering. Expect finger pointing. Does Keolis get paid for weekend service that's suspended? Do conductors/engineers get paid if weekend trains suspended? Assume "T" brings in the replacement buses rather than Keolis chartering them.

And they might have to dig up & replace existing fiber optic lines at unknown cost. Good planning there.

Documents don't specify which lines go in what order.

Will some group sue because suspending weekend service disproportionately affects minorities?
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Re: Commuter Rail Disruption Spring 2017?

Postby Diverging Route » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:45 am

GP40MC1118 wrote:Never mind PTC.
On the Northside are three drawbridge projects looming large:
Beverly, Manchester, Gloucester.

There will be no break for commuters on the northside. And just image when
GLX starts up again!

D


And replacement of the Tower A draw spans?
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Re: Commuter Rail Disruption Spring 2017?

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:32 am

Tower A replacement is in the works and this includes reconfiguration of the interlocking as well.
Hearing it would start in 2017, but I doubt that.

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