Sign, sign, everywhere a sign ...

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Re: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign ...

Postby Yellowspoon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:14 pm

And I am just as sure that you are wrong. These can not be one-way stairs because they are the only stairs from the red line center platform to the green line westbound. If they were "down" only, there would be no way "up". All three other stairs from the red line center platform go the green line northbound.

As for age, these are fairly new stairs that were installed when the elevator was installed about 8? years ago. They used to face the other way and occupy the space that the elevator now occupies.
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Re: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign ...

Postby diburning » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:42 pm

Patrick Boylan wrote:If the employer really wanted it to be their semi-private entrance, and if it's on the employer's property, why wouldn't they just extend their glass wall around it so the only way to get to it would be from inside the building? As it is now their employees must brave the elements for the few steps from the stairway to the building's door.

If you were the building owner/manager, in the event of an evacuation of the station, would you rather have everyone going up the stairs and into your lobby where they now become a liability, or would you rather want them to evacuate onto the street?
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Re: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign ...

Postby Yellowspoon » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:13 am

Last fall, a out-of-towner asked me which station was closest to Government Center. HUH? After I told him it was the Government Center station, he pointed to the sign that said that GovCen was closed for renovations. A cursory look at about 6 of these maps over the next few days showed that none had been corrected.

Fast forward to last Tuesday. This was my first time on the T for a couple of months. As I was going to the boat show, I noticed that the sign at Waban had finally been updated. It was now 22+ months since GovCen reopened. A cursory look at 8-10 of these signs that evening showed that all but one had been updated.

Now, if I could just get them to correct the signs for handicapped in Park Street.
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Re: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign ...

Postby Type 7 3684 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:01 pm

I was on 3712 this weekend and the system map on the train still shows that Government Center is closed.
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Re: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign ...

Postby deathtopumpkins » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:34 pm

I suspect that those stickers they're putting on the maps to cover over the Gov't Ctr closure are peeling off... I've seen several lately that I swear had been fixed before.
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Re: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign ...

Postby CRail » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:37 pm

Putting up permanent maps with a temporary closure has got to go down as one of the worst decisions in the history of the Authority, second to buying Italian streetcars, naturally.

We still have maps that show Essex, Dover, and Dudley on the orange line, and show Arborway service as temporarily suspended, we’ll still have maps showing this closure the next time it gets renovated.
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Re: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign ...

Postby Arborwayfan » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:54 pm

I wonder why, if they needed to put up new maps at some stations while CG was closed, they didn't make them show GC open and then put on a sticker showing GC closed -- then Yellowspoon could have peeled them off himself.
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