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Old 06-24-2019, 08:02 PM   #141
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Seeing this in person from the train I actually enjoyed it. It plays off the new building next to it really well. I don't think it photographs well though.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:30 AM   #142
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The sidewalk is open:





There's also a new, right-angled crosswalk to Broadway Station that should help if they ever make that change to the 9 bus route and drop people off on this side.





Still not clear on why there couldn't have been a Red Line entrance on that side...
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:34 AM   #143
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Still not clear on why there couldn't have been a Red Line entrance on that side...
The MBTA should have sold or leased their plot to allow for the Starbucks building to project all the way onto the prow of that land...
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Old 07-03-2019, 01:44 PM   #144
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Still not clear on why there couldn't have been a Red Line entrance on that side...
There is an old upper level to Broadway Station (former Trolley Station -- pre-Green Line -- out of the Tremont Portal) that probably blocks crossing the street under Broadway.
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Old 07-07-2019, 02:35 PM   #145
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Is it just me or are those pics not showing up for anyone else?
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:07 PM   #146
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:46 AM   #147
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:50 AM   #148
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See it. Thanks!!!
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:59 AM   #149
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Still can't figure out why it works sometimes and not others. But I'll try and use two browsers until the new overlords give us an image hosting solution.

Here are the rest:





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Old 07-09-2019, 09:04 AM   #150
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There is an old upper level to Broadway Station (former Trolley Station -- pre-Green Line -- out of the Tremont Portal) that probably blocks crossing the street under Broadway.
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“If you were standing here in 1919, you’d be taking a streetcar to Andrew or to Bayview’’ in South Boston, Clarke said at the old Broadway station.

The station is sandwiched midway between the street-level entrances to the modern Broadway Station above and the platform below, accessible through a silver door marked “T personnel only.’’ Beyond the old mosaic “Broadway’’ sign at the platform, a track bed and tunnel extend about a quarter-mile to a street-level fence that faces Foundry Street, across from an MBTA rail yard.

Though used only between 1917 and 1919, the abandoned station became something of a test kitchen for the subway system. In the 1930s, Boston Elevated Railway Co. even tried growing mushrooms there, Clarke says. In the 1980s, the T brought blind passengers in to test rubber warning strips now used on platform edges. And after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, firefighters simulated a burning train emergency in the tunnel, says Michael Mulhern, a retired MBTA general manager.
So maybe it's still part of the emergency training they do there?
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:57 PM   #151
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So maybe it's still part of the emergency training they do there?
There is an old portal next to the red line yard on Foundry St that was for the street cars. Two or three years ago they converted it into their emergency training facility, with a Blue Line car (i think) inside it. I think the tunnel to Broadway and a little beyond is still largely extant.

https://goo.gl/maps/movYu71YnsYbQiRr7
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Old 07-09-2019, 01:01 PM   #152
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It's a good size facility. There are stationary green and blue line cars for emergency training, as well as classroom space.
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Nice.
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