Green Line Type 10 thread

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Re: Green Line Type 10 thread

Postby BandA » Mon May 14, 2018 3:58 pm

Long-term the "D" Highland Branch should be converted to "subway" equipment rather than trolleys.
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Re: Green Line Type 10 thread

Postby andrewjw » Tue May 15, 2018 1:01 am

BandA wrote:Long-term the "D" Highland Branch should be converted to "subway" equipment rather than trolleys.

I'd imagine it wouldn't be too hard to adapt it for Blue Line service, if a connection could be made. That line already has pantographs.
That's not in the scope of this project, however. Without subway construction, this Type 10 proposal can provide many of the benefits of subway operation.
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Re: Green Line Type 10 thread

Postby BandA » Fri May 18, 2018 1:50 am

I'm the only one proposing converting the "D" line to subway. It's not on the drawing board AFAIK. Certainly easy to convert "D" to high level boarding though! And I was thinking a branch of the Orange Line with pantograph rather than Blue Line. This would make sense as part of a large capacity increase project. Type 10s would be much cheaper.
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