• Framingham/Worcester Line Questions

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

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  by Boatsmate75
 
the New CP in Newton looks like it is just about to be put into service. On Saturday on my way to work on the pike I noticed the Lights had been turned to face to track abd have been turned on and where red in both directions. the other set of lights (non CP were still active also). Lots of MBTA signal personal on scene also.
  by Trinnau
 
Between Boston Landing and Newtonville, just inbound where I-90 passes over the tracks. "CP-6" It's been physically there for a while, looks like it's finally turned on. Google Maps Link
  by Rockingham Racer
 
Looks to be only a 40 MPH crossover. Are higher speed crossovers more expensive? I'm thinking of the #32 crossovers installed between BOS and NHV when the Shoreline was electrified. If the new East-West proposal ever happens, they're going to have to do better than this, one would think.
  by BandA
 
Looks like it is in Brighton as it is east of Brook St. Is that a replacement or a new crossover? I assume trains going straight can go track speed, only trains crossing over are limited to 40?

It took them a very long time to build that CP
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  by Trinnau
 
#20 45mph crossovers, which is what most of the new locations have been. The #32 crossovers are good for 80mph, but take a lot more maintenance, are more expensive to purchase and need a lot more physical space because they are longer. When this interlocking was designed the speed on the line was still only 60mph.
  by johnpbarlow
 
CP-6 features universal crossovers (ie, 2 sets of crossovers.
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  by BandA
 
Dope slap for me, yes universal crossover. The town line is about 2000 feet to the west, looking from the Pike or the train, the park is in Newton and the business next to it is in Brighton. Also, if you wanted to access the Grand Junction from the west (cough, cough), you would need to be on Track 1 or use the crossover at CP6 to access Track 2.

Going east, the next crossover is at the former Cottage Farm / University (i.e. by the Comm Ave Bridge & BU Bridge). Spent many an evening commute sitting there for an extra 10+ minutes.
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