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What Boston’s South Station was up in terms of number of trains in 2005

Amtrak to NY & DC 34

1st District (Needham, Franklin, Attleboro/Prov., Stoughton 132

Via 2nd Dist. incl. some Stoughton & Franklin plus Dorchester Br. Locals 49

Old Colony 56

B&A to Worc. & Fram. 41

Lake Shore Ltd. 2

Total = 314 – weekday

And it is growing too!

When the restored Greenbush Line opens at the end of next year, you can add 12 more round trips.

Worcester gets it’s 10 more round trips, as currently being negotiated.

When Fall River/New Bedford opens

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The North South Rail Link project connecting — indeed creating — a New England Regional Rail System through Boston has been proposed as a critical infrastructure project for more than 35 years.

The North South Rail Link project connecting — indeed creating — a New England Regional Rail System through Boston has been proposed as a critical infrastructure project for more than 35 years. It has now been given a new push by a broad-ranging coalition of elected and appointed officials, business leaders, transportation advocates, and others, led by former Massachusetts Governor and presidential candidate Michael S. Dukakis.

An Integrated Regional Rail NetworkFor New England

The Prospects and Promises OfA New Engand Rail Connector

The MBTA’s Real Map

TRANSLATION — Joke maps of the MBTA, like this one that has been making its way around Twitter this week, might elicit some frustrated chuckles now. But as delays get worse and patience runs out, politicians are scrambling to make sure they aren’t blamed for the T’s performance this winter. First and foremost is Governor Charlie Baker. On Wednesday he demanded that Keolis, the French company that operates the commuter rail, shape up in time for Monday, when school vacation ends. He took a similarly strong tone with transit officials last week. It’s clear the MBTA has become a political hot potato, and Baker doesn’t want to be left holding it.

Snow where to go: Boston-area town dumps excess white stuff in harbor

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. The third major winter storm in two weeks left the Boston area with another 2 feet of snow and forced the MBTA to suspend all rail service for the day. Every day stories like this! The City of Boston might have to dump some of its excess snow into its famous harbor even though it would hurt the environment.

A winter storm has brought more than a foot or more of snow and strong winds to the region.

* Storm has dropped more than two feet of snow in some areas, and newest totals have vaulted this winter into third-snowiest on record in Boston with at least 95.7 inches so far, according to the National Weather Service.
* Governor Baker urged residents to stay off roads and “let the plows do their jobs.” Earlier, he said the snowfall “significantly exceeded” projections. More coverage
* The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning, which is in effect until 7 a.m. Monday. Map of snow totals
* Mayor Walsh said a snow emergency and parking ban will remain in effect until further notice, and urged drivers and pedestrians to stay home and off the roads. More information
* The MBTA will offer limited service on Monday. MBTA transit updates
* Temperatures are expected to plummet after the storm passes. Temperature map
* Some roads in South Boston have been rerouted. Map: South Boston road reconfiguration

BOSTON — The beleaguered MBTA will operate on a limited schedule Monday in the aftermath of the fourth major snowstorm to hit Boston in three weeks.

The MBTA has struggled mightily since Winter Storm Juno blanketed the region with over two feet of snow that crippled the system’s outdated infrastructure.

Subway service on all lines will be limited to underground stations only, with supplemental bus shuttles running between aboveground stations. The Blue Line will continue to service Airport Station in East Boston.

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Some buses will operate on a winter schedule and service will be limited. Several bus lines will not run on Monday. Check mbta.com/winter for a complete and up-to-date list.

The entire Commuter Rail system will run on a Saturday schedule.

Ferry service is set to run on a regular weekday schedule.

The Ride is scheduled to operate but will be affected by weather and street conditions.

MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott submitted her resignation after the poor condition of the public transportation system required the system to shut down on February 10. MassDOT officials met Friday in private to discuss the process for finding Scott’s replacement.

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Boston to Replace Metro Fleet

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MASSACHUSETTS Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has issued requests for proposals to replace the 44-year old trains on its Red Line and the 32-year old cars on its Orange Line at a cost of around $US 1.3bn.

The train replacement project is designed to increase capacity on the two metro lines and is part of a wider program approved by state governor Mr Deval Patrick to improve two highways and replace a road bridge in Boston.A pre-bid meeting will be held on December 3 for the procurement of the trains. MBTA requires 152 cars for the Orange Line, plus 74 cars for the Red Line with an option for an additional 58 cars.

MBTA says it wants the new cars to provide improved reliability, accessibility and energy efficiency. It wants increased capacity and additional seating compared with the existing trains, wider and electrically-operated doors, four accessible areas per car, LED lighting, modern HVAC systems and advanced passenger information and announcement systems. MBTA expects to award the contract by winter 2014-15, and has stipulated that final assembly should take place in Massachusetts. Following extensive pilot train testing, Orange Line car delivery is scheduled to begin in winter 2018-19 with the delivery of the Red Line cars following in autumn 2019.

 

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