by F-line to Dudley via Park
maxman927 wrote:ah, so if we had said money we could straighten that out as well.Isn't a lot of need to right now. If the T is smart and does like it did with the Hawker 0600 and 01200 car orders, they can standardize equipment from the Blue and Orange anyway. Same parts, same guts, different carbody dimensions, ability to retrofit Blue cars for later Orange service.
Only time I could see it being worth doing is if the North-South connector gets built and the chosen design makes for an Orange downtown loop a la the Atlantic Ave. El days that somehow presents an attractive airport connection via direct-running through the East Boston tunnel. And that's fanciful at best. I really don't see a scenario where changing the clearances on Blue are more than a low-priority luxury.
Frankly, the ancient-infrastructure tunnel widenings that would be highest priority for consideration are 4-tracking Park St.-GC on the Green Line and eliminating Copley Junction with proper fly-unders. Those are the two with biggest potential positive impact on capacity and the two that may become the most pressing pressure-alleviation needs in a few decades.