• Yard 21 - Somerville

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

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  by Ed Canney
 
On my way home today from Boston on the MBTA Orange line, I noticed several workers using various pieces of equipment removing trees, rails, and ties from Yard 21.
  by NRGeep
 
Ed Canney wrote:On my way home today from Boston on the MBTA Orange line, I noticed several workers using various pieces of equipment removing trees, rails, and ties from Yard 21.
More condos! :(
Last edited by NRGeep on Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:31 am, edited 1 time in total.
  by NYC27
 
MBTA owns Yard 21 not Pan Am. Transit Realty is trying to redevelop the property.
  by Ron Newman
 
Isn't this where IKEA is about to be built? I don't think the T owns it anymore.
  by AEM7AC920
 
That is indeed the location where the new Ikea and train station will go.
  by banshee
 
Somerville Redevelopment Authority now owns Yard 21..purchased from the T over the past five years.
  by dieciduej
 
AEM7AC920 wrote:That is indeed the location where the new Ikea and train station will go.
As a nice touch I wonder if Ikea will design the station and have it assembled just like a piece of Ikea furniture. :P

Not sure if that would bring it in on-time and under budget, but rain would be a problem.

JoeD
  by Veristek
 
What new station are you guys referring to?
  by F-line to Dudley via Park
 
Veristek wrote:What new station are you guys referring to?
Assembly Square, Orange Line.
  by dieciduej
 
A good bit of the rail and ties have been pulled up at Sullivan Sq end to about middle of Yard 21.

JoeD
  by WonderlandMan
 
I didnt even think that station was approved or even on the horizon. Link to more details?
  by jake1966
 
The block that contained Good Times is slated to be torn down soon. It will be interesting to see when (and if) IKEA is built if they would use rail for deliveries.
  by Ron Newman
 
I doubt it. I think a parking garage access road and a bike path will separate Ikea from the railroad tracks.
  by sery2831
 
jake1966 wrote:The block that contained Good Times is slated to be torn down soon. It will be interesting to see when (and if) IKEA is built if they would use rail for deliveries.
Ikea shipments for the east come into the Port of Savannah(GA) via container ships and are brought to a large distribution warehouse near there. From there the items are trucked the individual stores.
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