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

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Ooh that would definitely do it. The trucks are wedged in between the tracks.
 

bakgwailo

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Ooh that would definitely do it. The trucks are wedged in between the tracks.
Yeah. I bet it was just some kid (or kids) skateboarding on the tracks. The wheel probably got caught in their good by accident and they couldn't get it out, and they probably just left it/ran away before getting in trouble for skateboarding there.
 

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I'm pretty certain that their parents told them not to play on the tracks. But it seems that they did it anyway!! :eek:
 

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I'm pretty certain that their parents told them not to play on the tracks. But it seems that they did it anyway!! :eek:
This part of the track is clearly in a section where it interacts directly with the road. It's entirely within the realm of reason that some kids were skateboarding down the street with no intent to "play on the tracks," but just rather to skateboard. One thing probably led to another and this happened.

It seems as if in every response you have in this thread you assume someone has some malicious intent against the T... earlier in this thread you referred to this as an act of terrorism? I promise you there are not as many people out there trying to directly disparage the T as you think.
 

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Last night's public meeting slides for Symphony station reconstruction. Not a lot new except for the inevitable lengthening of the timeline. We're now looking at an 18-month closure from mid-2023 to late 2024 (with utility work beginning in spring 2022); the last update in March called for construction beginning in late 2021, with a 13-month closure ending in mid-2023.
 

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This whole "close it completely to get it over with faster" is a sham. 18 months? Thats the same timeline as keeping it partially open.
Knowing the T's ever-slipping estimates, if it was kept partially open they'd probably be saying now that it would take 24+ months or some such thing. Honestly, they really need to get a handle on their utter inability to ever meet a deadline.
 

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I shudder to think of how much that must have cost, though given how insanely high the ridership on that line is, it was probably worth it.
52 hours non-stop with 3,200 workers. Plus, they kept half the line open in one direction.
 

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52 hours non-stop with 3,200 workers. Plus, they kept half the line open in one direction.
...3,200 workers 😲

Given the line's insanely-high-ridership compared to, well, anything in the US at the very least, I get why it's so important to keep the shutdown as short as possible. I think it'd be very rare to find a project in this country that could justify that kind of cost for speed (though if the IRT Lexington Avenue Line needed urgent work, that I could see).
 

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Since it hasn't been posted here anywhere that I can find, new GL Babcock St and Amory St stations officially open tomorrow, Monday the 15th!

That's ~3 month improvement on the original date of Spring 22 prior to acceleration, and which is the same day the new Chelsea CR station opens.


Also, Here's an unlisted YouTube video with more details. Expect (lol) 1 minute reduction in ride times over this segment, and for signage updates to take a while.
 
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Not sure if it's the photo or not, but those platforms look nice and bright. Upgraded street lighting that is brighter and more plentiful is always a welcome thing.
 

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The next dumbass who parks his truck on the sidewalk will have some fun
 

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Is that actually the MBTA below? I don't think so..
 

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