deathtopumpkins wrote:Any idea what's going on with the third track on the Orange Line? Sometime around last weekend orange construction fencing appeared all along it, with a bunch of construction equipment staged just behind a derail at the hi-rail pad just north of Community College. Was looking at it again this morning, and the third rail has been removed between Community College and Sullivan, and there was a work crew doing something on the bridge over the commuter rail (with an accompanying painfully slow speed restriction). Is this just third rail replacement?
From what I heard it is part of the Wellington Carhouse/Yard expansion project.
http://www.mbta.com/uploadedfiles/About ... -12-17.pdf
They have ripped up the test track across from the Wellington SB platform already. The test track from Community College to just north of Wellington I believe is finally being replaced. I far as I know, with exception of the Dana Bridge, it is all original 1974/75 vintage. Take a look at the test track at the Wellington, hollow ties and shrubbery growing within the gauge. I am not sure if it is fully ATO compliant. Although it is funny they installed new third rail heaters on the test track and its ripped out now.
But I am digressing from the delay thread.
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