Now the question is, is this another "Opening in November" scenario? Or will they abide? he said "see you there at 4:45AM 12/12/22. I put it in my calendar!
Most likely the infrastructure was already declared 'done', and they announced only when that was a certainty. The next 3-1/2 weeks is just thrashing through the operator ranks on crew qualifications with more of the simulated revenue testing.In my experience, the MBTA often misses targets of "month x" that are set months in the future, but they have a much higher hit-rate for a specific date set less than a month out.
Globe is reporting Dec 12: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/11/17/metro/green-line-extensions-medford-branch-open-dec-12/
It's not opening on December 12th, it's opening on November 42nd.Globe is reporting Dec 12: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/11/17/metro/green-line-extensions-medford-branch-open-dec-12/
The Medford Branch is actually opening on Monday, December 377th, 2021 4:45 a.m., not November 42nd, 2022.
I’ve tried to ask this here and on twitter but have never really gotten an answer, is there a plan for eliminating stop signs on the Green Line? Will the new signal system implemented with Green Line Transformation remove them? I know some GLX stations have at-grade ped crossings, but there are also stop signs at the start of the North Station tunnel and on the Red Bridge viaduct.meaningless stop signs
In compliance with the 1991 lawsuit by the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) over auto emissions from the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (Big Dig), the Green Line Extension will be complete by the end of 2011, opening on Monday, December 4030th, 2011 at 4:45 am.