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Old 05-23-2019, 11:13 PM   #21
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Re: Fantasy T maps

A slight (and imperfect) refresh. I do have some problems with this one (in terms of hierachy of transit modes and stops, figuring out the Worcester Line/Riverside mess, etc.) and am working on a much more intensive revamp, which will take... a while.

Edit: Sorry, van, didn't realize how large the file was. This should be better:
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:19 AM   #22
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That looks fantastic.
Orange line to Hersey or Needham Jct using 1 track??
Isn't the Northern Avenue Bridge w/ no trains is the next (likely) tragic case.
What about TOD along the Fairmount Line w/ EMU spur to the Seaport?
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:30 AM   #23
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That looks fantastic.
Orange line to Hersey or Needham Jct using 1 track??
Isn't the Northern Avenue Bridge w/ no trains is the next (likely) tragic case.
What about TOD along the Fairmount Line w/ EMU spur to the Seaport?
Needham ROW was historically double-track to VFW Parkway. Historically single between VFW and Needham Jct., but that segment (called the Needham Cutoff) was designed with 2-track roadbed and bridge abutments everywhere except the 128 overpass, so it's doable.

Orange probably doesn't have enough demand to cross the swamp past W. Roxbury and chew costs building the extra running miles, though. Needham's local travel orientation is north-south where the Green branch runs. East-west duplication isn't as big a deal as it seems. Nor is a 128 parking sink when the Green Line stop is 1 exit up at Highland Ave. and Dedham Corporate fortified with 15-minute headways is 2 exits down.


NO, NO, NO on Fairmount-Track 61!!! That was already floated like a lead balloon by BCEC flaks, and Dorchester + Hyde Park revolted because they don't want their one-seat redirected somewhere they can't easily transfer to the whole rest of the system. Just...no. Track 61 is not going to become a 'thing' no matter how many times someone tries to jury-rig a routing.


What train line could possibly go on the Northern Ave. Bridge revival? The Silver Line--and future LRT conversion therein--runs underground on the same block. There's no available routes and no available demand for an inferior surface duplication of the Transitway.
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