Yard 21 - Somerville

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Yard 21 - Somerville

Postby Ed Canney » Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:55 pm

On my way home today from Boston on the MBTA Orange line, I noticed several workers using various pieces of equipment removing trees, rails, and ties from Yard 21.
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Re: Yard 21 - Somerville

Postby NRGeep » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:07 am

Ed Canney wrote:On my way home today from Boston on the MBTA Orange line, I noticed several workers using various pieces of equipment removing trees, rails, and ties from Yard 21.


More condos! :(
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Re: Yard 21 - Somerville

Postby NYC27 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:07 am

MBTA owns Yard 21 not Pan Am. Transit Realty is trying to redevelop the property.
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Re: Yard 21 - Somerville

Postby Ron Newman » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:14 pm

Isn't this where IKEA is about to be built? I don't think the T owns it anymore.
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Re: Yard 21 - Somerville

Postby AEM7AC920 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:04 pm

That is indeed the location where the new Ikea and train station will go.
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Re: Yard 21 - Somerville

Postby banshee » Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:39 am

Somerville Redevelopment Authority now owns Yard 21..purchased from the T over the past five years.
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Re: Yard 21 - Somerville

Postby dieciduej » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:27 am

AEM7AC920 wrote:That is indeed the location where the new Ikea and train station will go.


As a nice touch I wonder if Ikea will design the station and have it assembled just like a piece of Ikea furniture. :P

Not sure if that would bring it in on-time and under budget, but rain would be a problem.

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Re: Yard 21 - Somerville

Postby Veristek » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:41 pm

What new station are you guys referring to?
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Re: Yard 21 - Somerville

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:47 pm

Veristek wrote:What new station are you guys referring to?


Assembly Square, Orange Line.
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Re: Yard 21 - Somerville

Postby dieciduej » Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:20 pm

A good bit of the rail and ties have been pulled up at Sullivan Sq end to about middle of Yard 21.

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Re: Yard 21 - Somerville

Postby WonderlandMan » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:47 pm

I didnt even think that station was approved or even on the horizon. Link to more details?
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Re: Yard 21 - Somerville

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:41 pm

WonderlandMan wrote:I didnt even think that station was approved or even on the horizon. Link to more details?


http://somervillenews.typepad.com/the_s ... it-to.html
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Re: Yard 21 - Somerville

Postby jake1966 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:49 pm

The block that contained Good Times is slated to be torn down soon. It will be interesting to see when (and if) IKEA is built if they would use rail for deliveries.
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Re: Yard 21 - Somerville

Postby Ron Newman » Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:26 pm

I doubt it. I think a parking garage access road and a bike path will separate Ikea from the railroad tracks.
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Re: Yard 21 - Somerville

Postby sery2831 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:40 pm

jake1966 wrote:The block that contained Good Times is slated to be torn down soon. It will be interesting to see when (and if) IKEA is built if they would use rail for deliveries.


Ikea shipments for the east come into the Port of Savannah(GA) via container ships and are brought to a large distribution warehouse near there. From there the items are trucked the individual stores.
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