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ST214 wrote:While were at it, how about partially abandoned stations???Well, it's not really abandoned just moved. But of course, on Lynn's platform to the north are the old low-level platforms. There's also a sealed-off unused escalator there.
Ron Newman wrote:On the south side, abandoned stations include Mount Hope (in Roslindale)Never under the T, MTA, or BERy, Ron. It was originally Boston & Providence, then New Haven's.
AutisticPsycho wrote:My question is, did the Saugus Branch have any stops, because there's a section neighborhood in Lynn, near the T garage called Raddin Station.My SPV atlas shows a "closed station or siding" called Raddin on that branch.
Ron Newman wrote:Mount Hope was open until 1979 when the whole Main Line closed for Southwest Corridor reconstruction. That's well into the MBTA era.Mount Hope burned, the result of arson, in the 1940's, and was eliminated at that time. It never saw the MBTA or predecessor's equipment.
AutisticPsycho wrote: My question is, did the Saugus Branch have any stops, because there's a section neighborhood in Lynn, near the T garage called Raddin Station.Saugus Branch passenger service ended fifty years ago, in 1958, but it once had a huge number of stations, since it was almost like a rapid transit line with stops every half-mile or so. From south to north, stations were West Street, West Everett, Bell Rock, Malden, Faulkner, Maplewood, Broadway, Linden, Franklin Park, Cliftondale, Pleasant Hill, Saugus, East Saugus, Raddin, and Lynn Common. Trains typically ran Boston-Lynn.
Finally, was there ever service to New Hampshire in 1980 as noted in vanshnookenraggen's mapYes, as discussed by myself and several others back towards the beginning of this thread. It was largely paid for by a one-time Federal grant, and when that money ran out after a year, New Hampshire declined to pick up the tab and the service stopped.
RedLantern wrote: There's also an unused commuter rail platform at the Oak Grove station on the Orange Line, complete with the LED message sign and everything.I seem to recall that the Oak Grove Commuter Rail station was open temporarily during the Red Sox playoffs last fall. It was an outbound, drop-off only station, while the nighttime Orange Line signal work was still in progress. That line had been bustituted at night for several years while the work was being done (all the way back to Haymarket at one point), and I'm assuming the temporary availability of Commuter Rail outbound to Oak Grove was to take some pressure off the buses during the busy baseball playoff season.