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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by BandA » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:11 am

Arlington wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:22 pm
Safetee wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:40 pm
open up another station near barnstable or yarmouth
Yes, someplace where Kiss-and-Ride*, bikeways, and Transit could converge without a slog in/out of Hyannis.

A spot along Willow St. @ US-6 (Exit 7) would offer great connectivity (and make a fine park and ride too)

* my CF rides all required my host or a family member (staying longer as a guest than I could) to drive me to/from Dennis.
I like how they did Bourne on a shoestring, unlike any other MBTA project, (which this is semi-technically not since it is a CCRTA project). What's not to like is how long it took, but then all transportation projects in MA take too long.

I don't see anything official about considering a barnstable or yarmouth station, or anything they are planning for 2020. If too many people start using the Bourne Station then they will need barnstable/yarmouth to relieve the pressure :-D

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by daybeers » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:42 pm

BandA wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:37 pm
So, an alternative would be, instead of repeating the Columbus Day pilot, do a pilot of Thursday service. I assume Thursday service is just as easy to set up as Friday service??
Agreed! Does the MBTA have the equipment though?

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by BandA » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:25 pm

They have the equipment on Friday. They should have the same equipment on Thursday, unless that leaves it out-of-position for Friday morning.

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:26 pm

Last update on Cohasset Narrows RR bridge reconstruction in Buzzards Bay,MA as I stopped by this morning. While the Bridge itself was finished for rail traffic on the main line in early May JF White Construction just finished up this past week with all the other aspects of the project such as repairing the bridge piers / refurbishing the siding & installing new cyclone fencing along the ROW to deter trespassing. Did notice some rail and or bridge work being done on the Canal RR bridge on the B-Bay side as contractors / equipment are staged next to the bridge.

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:03 am

Corps of Engineers released the findings of it's study on the Canal bridges and recommended replacement of both spans. Looks like the Bourne station will probably have to be relocated to behind the Gallo Ice arena after all as the new proposed Bourne bridge is reported to be sited on the East side of the existing one, right where the station is. If it happens that east side area will be closed off for 2-3 years for construction, except for Rail & authorized access. We'll have to see if Cahir makes any comments about that.

https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20191 ... -bridges/1

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:31 am

daybeers wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:42 pm
BandA wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:37 pm
So, an alternative would be, instead of repeating the Columbus Day pilot, do a pilot of Thursday service. I assume Thursday service is just as easy to set up as Friday service??
Agreed! Does the MBTA have the equipment though?
E-mailed Tom Cahir about expanding the Cape Flyer schedule to start on Thursday and replied that due too MBTA resources and funding restrictions we are limited in what we can accomplish. Went on to further say that the CCRTA will continue to talk with State officials on ways to improve service as it is evaluated after every weekend run. Any comments can be made on the Capeflyer survey below.

http://survey.constantcontact.com/surve ... ehlx/start

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by BandA » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:24 pm

Can a newborn Bourne station be set up before the construction starts? The Feds will be on the hook for 100% of any relocation & construction costs. A nice new station with all the 'fixins. Or is a temporary station needed?

Since they spent next to nothing on the existing station, Mr Cahir looks like a genius. And they can move the existing platform somewhere else, like Yarmouth.

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by njt/mnrrbuff » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:05 am

Having a station near where Willow St and Route 6 interchange would be great, especially for those people who are heading to the Outer Cape.

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by MickD » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:03 pm

West Barnstable already has high level platform..
and Cape Cod Central trains stop there, so why not the The Flyer..??
It would be much better access for patrons coming/going to
6A destinations on north side,and wouldn't really need any
further fiscal investment..

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Re: Cape Flyer

Post by njt/mnrrbuff » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:40 pm

That is true about W. Barnstable. Yes, the Cape Cod Central already stops there. The station isn't all that far from Route 6 and would serve as a great facility for people getting off the Cape Flyer who want to access the towns on the National Seashore. Being that the speeds of trains are very slow on the east of the Canal, passengers might end up getting to their destinations a little faster by having the Flyer stop at W. Barnstable depot since from there to the point where the tracks go underneath Rt. 6 near Willow Street, the trains are moving very slow. Plus where Willow and Rt. 6 interchange, it's close enough to Hyannis Station.

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