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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 (including the LIDAR layouts of some stations), old maps, fire alarm diagrams, and anything else I can get my hands on. I welcome any corrections, particularly where I note difficulties.

I try to keep a consistent style - mid brightness is platforms, darker is other levels/stairs/unpaid areas, and brighter is nonpublic areas. Black squares are elevators. Not all stairs and faregate lines are shown.

Park Street and DTX:
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Hynes Convention Center:
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The tunnel to the SB bus shelter is definitely intact, as is the tunnel connecting the EB platform and the old surface shelter. I'm not sure about the surface-to-WB tunnel.

Central:
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If anyone can provide good shots of the interiors of the Kendall headhouses (both street and platform level) and/or of the fire alarm diagram, I'd be grateful.
 

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These are great. Really, they are suitable for high quality prints and framing.
 
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these are great, thanks.
this is the only 1 Ive ever seen. I do not know if its accurate or not (Haymarket orange line isnt aligned with platform, Park St red line doesnt seem correct).
 

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Terrific work! As someone who has discovered the numerous applications of Google My Maps, I love this use!
 

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These are awesome! As a tiny bit of feedback, it might be useful to indicate stairs and escalators in some way.
 

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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.)
Wow, these are awesome. They will certainly enable more credible discussions on modifying/expanding the system in the city's core.
 

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I try to keep a consistent style - mid brightness is platforms, darker is other levels/stairs/unpaid areas, and brighter is nonpublic areas. Black squares are elevators. Not all stairs and faregate lines are shown.
These are great, but a piece of advice I immediately thought of was that, it would be easier to understand the drawings if they got darker the deeper into the station you went, meaning outside faregates was lighter, lower platforms was darker, and sub-basement levels even darker than that (if you feel you need them). In their current design, it's a bit hard to follow how the stations are layered. For example, my immediate interpretation of the Hynes station on your map was that it looked like an elevated stop.
 

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These are great, but a piece of advice I immediately thought of was that, it would be easier to understand the drawings if they got darker the deeper into the station you went, meaning outside faregates was lighter, lower platforms was darker, and sub-basement levels even darker than that (if you feel you need them). In their current design, it's a bit hard to follow how the stations are layered. For example, my immediate interpretation of the Hynes station on your map was that it looked like an elevated stop.
Yes, I think some method for conveying the third dimension would be useful, whether it is by shading or something else. It's difficult for me to determine without already knowing, for example, that the Red Line is underneath the Green and Orange lines in the Park St./DTX complex. Even as a more two dimensional drawing style, though, I really enjoy looking at these.
 

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Love these. I think Arlington will be a hoot with the 364-day-unused half-block-length ped corridors from the Berkeley St. exits. Does anything else in the system have such a high percentage of essentially non-utilized space? Maybe Broadway if you count the trolley tunnel? The Hynes exit to Boylston St. was smaller than I would have guessed, but the Mass. Ave. underpass juices the figure for that station.
 

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Love these. I think Arlington will be a hoot with the 364-day-unused half-block-length ped corridors from the Berkeley St. exits. Does anything else in the system have such a high percentage of essentially non-utilized space? Maybe Broadway if you count the trolley tunnel? The Hynes exit to Boylston St. was smaller than I would have guessed, but the Mass. Ave. underpass juices the figure for that station.
Ernie -- a couple of the Green Line main stations which today are split platforms once had connections via a pedestrian tunnel under the tracks -- still there but I think just filled with gravel or sand
 

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Ernie -- a couple of the Green Line main stations which today are split platforms once had connections via a pedestrian tunnel under the tracks -- still there but I think just filled with gravel or sand
Boylston and Symphony. Both claustrophobic little underpasses filled in in the mid-70's to strengthen the trackbed above for heavier Boeing LRV's. The only reason why the two sides of those stations are not connected inside fare control (Copley, OTOH, was never connected inside fare control).

Boylston's old underpasses are easy to spot by the outlines of filled in concrete on the platform floors.

EDIT: here, on inbound side. . .


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Haymarket next please! I have never been able to find anything resembling a site plan and I would really like to see how Green and Orange could be connected in the future.
 

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Ernie -- a couple of the Green Line main stations which today are split platforms once had connections via a pedestrian tunnel under the tracks -- still there but I think just filled with gravel or sand
Boylston and Symphony. Both claustrophobic little underpasses filled in in the mid-70's to strengthen the trackbed above for heavier Boeing LRV's. The only reason why the two sides of those stations are not connected inside fare control (Copley, OTOH, was never connected inside fare control).

Boylston's old underpasses are easy to spot by the outlines of filled in concrete on the platform floors.

EDIT: here, on inbound side. . .


1897:
Symphony's underpass still exists. It has a considerable amount of standing water, but it is able to actually be used by staff when needed.

The Symphony and Boylston plans showing both of their underpasses are in this collection: https://www.wardmaps.com/viewasset.php?aid=19441. WardMaps is really broken while they transition over, so in order to see them, you'll have to refresh that main page until they come up randomly as part of the random plate because the individual plate pages don't work anymore.

Boylston:
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Sympohny:
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Haymarket next please! I have never been able to find anything resembling a site plan and I would really like to see how Green and Orange could be connected in the future.
Beyond -- They are Connected [perhaps the signage could be more obvious]

See for example the Wikipedia Article Haymarket Station
Haymarket station (MBTA)
Station layout

The sub-passage connecting the platforms

Because the Washington Street Tunnel was built to replace the Tremont Street Subway for Main Line Elevated use - and to share the Canal Street Incline - the Green Line and Orange Line are parallel and approximately the same depth at Haymarket. The Green Line, to the west of the Orange Line, has two tracks serving an island platform divided in half by a wall. The Orange Line has two tracks serving two side platforms. A sub-passage at the north end of the platforms allows transfer between the two lines.

The two lines have separate primary entrances, although the sub-passage allows both lines to be reached from either entrance. The Green Line entrance is located north of Sudbury Street, under the east end of the Government Center Garage. It is adjacent to a two-lane busway off Surface Road, which can be reached by buses using the Sumner and Callahan tunnels or North Washington Street. The Green Line fare lobby is level with the platform. The Orange Line entrance is inside the Boston Public Market building south of Sudbury Street. A mezzanine level is between the street-level fare lobby and the platforms.

Two elevators connect the Orange Line entrance to the two platforms, and another pair connect the platforms to the sub-passage. An elevator connects the Green Line entrance to the fare lobby, and the Green Line platform to the sub-passage.
However a nice drawing showing the existing in use and abandoned aspects would be nice to have
 

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I should be more clear... I really want to see what's behind the west wall from the Orange Line inbound stair landing to a possible way to drop into the Green Line under Congress Street. I know about the existing underpass but it seems like there could have been a simpler way to connect the two lines. Now that they're building the Pelli and Pelli coolness (Bulfinch Crossing) 200 feet north I'm thinking about ways to make the connection work better instead of shutting down access. Your schematics are awesome, so natch, I want one for Haymarket.
 

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