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Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

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  by Disney Guy
 
I would say that decentralizing and spreading out passenger flow (including building the Bowdoin to Charles connection) would be better than concentrating everything in a superstation in the downtown core.

".. nor have I ever heard of such a proposal ..." (to combine the Red Line Park St. and Downtown Crossing stations)
It's in the August 2 reply above in this thread. The logistics part, the 1/2 mile bypass tunnel, is my own idea since the 65 page link that describes the entire superstation will not download on my computer.

Once we abandon the idea of combining Park St. and DTX on the Red Line, the Red-Orange-Green portion of a superstation is complete.There is already a wide underground walkway between the aforementioned two existing stations. If somehow a walking path was created from the Blue Line to the Red Line in the downtown core I would not consider that an inclusion in a superstation since the walking distance is quite long.
  by rethcir
 
I agree that a TBM seems excessive for such a short tunnel. I know labor is expensive, but how much labor would you really be saving here with a TBM?
  by jbvb
 
Also mentioned in the Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/ ... story.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The body of the story notes how long this has been on the back burner, the T/Commonwealth's track record of punting transit projects etc.
  by BandA
 
Geez, 21 or more years to build a tunnel one half of one mile
  by thomas1897
 
When will this get done another project that should have been done years ago. Cost would have been less but Charlie Baker should consider this project as high priority and it should get done soon.
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