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