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  1. The EGE

    Underground station layouts

    Boylston. I didn't realize till now just how much platform area is behind the 1980s-installed fences.
  2. The EGE

    MBTA Construction Projects

    As I said, I think it led down to the Pleasant Street-bound track (which is on the lower level at that point). I can't imagine where else the stairs could lead to - obviously there'd have been no sense in them going up. Like the Little Building tunnel (added around 1917 IIRC), that little...
  3. The EGE

    MBTA Construction Projects

    The Little Building tunnel was on the left side of the stairs. A small door is still there; the passage may or may not still exist. The gap at the right side of the stairs led to a maintenance staircase down to the southbound lower track (to Pleasant Street): I'm not quite sure what the...
  4. The EGE

    MBTA Construction Projects

    Thanks in large part to good leadership in the 80s (incorporating elevators into the six-car-platform projects) and especially the disability advocacy community, the MBTA is actually doing a very impressive job on accessibility. As mentioned above, the last few non-accessible and...
  5. The EGE

    MBTA Construction Projects

    The first substantially eases an existing accessible movement between OL NB and RL SB. Currently, that transfer requires using the elevator at the far east end of the RL platform, and leaving and re-entering fare control. Brown is existing, blue is future. The second replaces an very old...
  6. The EGE

    Air Rights (writ-large) Thread

    What stuck out to me was the intentional use of small blocks, under the understanding that it creates a more neighborhood-like feel. Compare that to the Beacon Park plans, with their huge blocks and grotesquely wide speedway streets.
  7. The EGE

    Underground station layouts

    Aquarium and Davis. Not quite sure about the headhouse stair positions for Davis.
  8. The EGE

    Underground station layouts

    From my shelter-in-place for your Sunday morning viewing pleasure: Harvard. Thanks here to an AB member (feel free to identify yourself) for some drawings of the layout, because Harvard is quite wacky. No straight lines, and lots of ramps. What really amazed me here is the amount of non-public...
  9. The EGE

    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    Historical note: the stairs on both sides of that last image were for the Somerville Junction station.
  10. The EGE

    Underground station layouts

    As requested, Haymarket. Probably not quite as accurate as the previous ones.
  11. The EGE

    Underground station layouts

    From my current understanding: The OL platforms are more or less unmodified, except for the addition of elevators. (The Washington Street Tunnel was built for 8-car trains of 46-foot cars, and platforms required only minor lengthening for 6-car trains of the modern 65-foot cars). The OL lobby...
  12. The EGE

    Underground station layouts

    I'll do my best to get Haymarket done this weekend. It's a tricky one - Google Maps only has the OL lobby and misaligned OL platforms - so I might not be able to get it as precise as the others.
  13. The EGE

    Underground station layouts

    Thank you all for the compliments and recommendations! I may mess around with the color scheme at some point. In the meantime, here are today's stations:
  14. The EGE

    Underground station layouts

    My post of my DTX/Park Street layout in another thread got some interest, so I'll add other stations as I complete them. (Eventually I'll provide a link to the full map when I'm finished.) I've made preliminary versions of most stations, but only cleaned up a few. These are based on Google Maps...
  15. The EGE

    MBTA "Transformation" (Green Line, Red Line, & Orange Line Transformation Projects)

    How is that substantially different than the current situation with Park/DTX?
  16. The EGE

    MBTA "Transformation" (Green Line, Red Line, & Orange Line Transformation Projects)

    I haven't done the State layout yet, but just the positions of the lines makes it clear why a ped tunnel is no substitute for a proper RBX. The underground distance from Red@DTX to Blue@State is almost equal to the aboveground distance from Red@Charles to Blue@Bowdoin; the latter would probably...
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    MBTA "Transformation" (Green Line, Red Line, & Orange Line Transformation Projects)

    I've done most of GL, RL, and SL, but Park/DTX is the only part that I've gotten to this level of detail. I'll post more sections and eventually the link as I finish them. It's very tricky to do - none of the available sources (Google Maps imagery, Google Maps interior layouts, fire alarm...
  18. The EGE

    MBTA "Transformation" (Green Line, Red Line, & Orange Line Transformation Projects)

    A reminder of why these projects are so complex: the combination of narrow downtown streets and numerous renovations over the last century-plus means that the stations look like they were drawn by a three-year-old on cocaine. This section of my map has taken me at least half a dozen hours to...
  19. The EGE

    Reasonable Transit Pitches

    Your catchment would be very small - it's more than a mile walk from downtown East and West Bridgewater, and even with driving their travel times wouldn't be substantially improved versus driving to Campello. I can't see it pulling more than about 100 riders a day. As infills go, it would rank...
  20. The EGE

    General Boston Discussion.

    God forbid that the entrance to a state office building that frequently hosts public meetings looks nice.

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