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Old 01-18-2018, 08:11 AM   #521
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Re: Fairmount Line Upgrade

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Also that petition is from January 2017, so it's been a year.
That's the way the MA legislature works. Almost all laws passed in 2018 will be bills introduced in January 2017. There is a 2 year session and if your issue is not emergency legislation, it generally has to be introduced by January 20, 2017. (See the schedule for the session at )
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:17 PM   #522
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Re: Fairmount Line Upgrade

Found this (probably shown before)... Good stuff. EMU's to South Station and Seaport, and big buildup at the stations on the FL would be awesome.

When the final infill station opens in 2019, the one-way end-to-end trip time will be 31 minutes. DMUs could do the same trip in 25-26 minutes. Electric trains, like the ones used on the Long Island Railroad, Metro-North, and any number of modern regional rail services around the world, could do it in 18-19 minutes. They accelerate faster, can run slightly faster on curves, and require less schedule padding since they break down less often. But the state has not been willing to commit to investment in electrification.
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Old 07-03-2018, 06:51 PM   #523
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I was under the impression that nearly the entire ridership of Fairmount Line is based upon the last two stops - Readville and Fairmount, based upon that stunt to make the line free earlier. And the Farmount stop presumably only has some ridership because Hyde Park is Zone 1 versus 1A.

Electrification and more frequent service is a must if you want the College Kids to move in there.
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