Grand Junction Branch (The North/South Side Connection)

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Re: Grand Junction Branch (The North/South Side Connection)

Postby neman2 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:55 pm

Dick H wrote:The detour trains do not go to Fitchburg. From Worcester, they travel to Ayer
and Lowell and on to Boston.


Why go across the ten mph Stony Brook to Lowell, can't they take the Fitchburg Route through Concord, Waltham, Cambridge etc.?
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Re: Grand Junction Branch (The North/South Side Connection)

Postby Trinnau » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:53 pm

Boston-Worcester on MBTA Worcester Line
Worcester to Ayer on G&W/Pan Am Worcester Main
Ayer to Boston on MBTA Fitchburg Line
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Re: Grand Junction Branch (The North/South Side Connection)

Postby troffey » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:14 pm

The Grand Junction is being prepared to re-open. Last weekend they repaired the grade crossing at Mass Ave that had been having some work done during the outage, and Tuesday night they put a new track panel in the crossing at Binney Street. As of this afternoon Keolis was on site doing some additional work at Binney Street, presumably to prepare for repaving (the crossing is covered with steel roadway plates at the moment).
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Re: Grand Junction Branch (The North/South Side Connection)

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:54 pm

The Grand Jct should be in service Sunday morning. Finishing up the Medford St crossing rehab today. Expect the first move
to be the Readville Switcher at some point.

Moves will be slow as all crossings on the branch are now "stop and protect".

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Re: Grand Junction Branch (The North/South Side Connection)

Postby rmccown » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:57 pm

And it also looks like they have the ladder for the Grand Junction done, or at least mostly done, near the BET. Does anyone know if those tracks are in their final position, or will they be moved again for the GLX work?
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Re: Grand Junction Branch (The North/South Side Connection)

Postby Rockingham Racer » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:04 pm

What ladder? It would be great if you--or someone--posted a diagram of the junction [Swift?].
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