Good thing they're putting up a new bus shelter at Forest Hills

At least that way, people will have a place to get out of the rain, unlike now:

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It was actually designed this

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It was actually designed this way. It was intended to be a water feature. It's like Europe, everyone loves fountains.

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Warning sign

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The "wet floor" warning sign is a nice touch, too.

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Well, if you put it that way

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They really shouldn't have wasted the money on the Southwest Corridor to start with.

Or conversely, perhaps you could look at how much was being spent on maintenance 10 years ago and realize that GLX has nothing to do with this.

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Free showers!

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Free showers!

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I love that song

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let's give em something to complain aboout

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It should be noted

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This is on the lower level, which is not scheduled for any rehab.

It might look bad, but at least one can walk 5 feet away from it. The upper level is still fully exposed (3 years on.) That said, one would think the T could fix the leaks. It's not a design issue, since for decades after opening, the roof kept the deluges out.

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upper level inside

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Waquiot, Sorry to say but this is the lobby of the station. to the right are the doors that lead out to the upper busway. across from it is the charlie machines & an ATM. Waited many a time in the winter there for my bus, glad I was not there today

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leaks

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Inside has leaked since day one. Take a look up next time you wait for a train and see the trays they had to build to divert the water from dripping on the tracks. Never mind it leaks on the stairs anyway. the new awning will be pretty and essentially push all the water over into the lower parking lot. SAD

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You overstate things

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First, being one who rode the line on opening day, I can report that it was in fact a dry day. For most of the history of the station, it has been relatively dry. Sure, over time leaks have occurred, but that's because the T treated maintenance as a four letter word.

And you do realize that the old upper busway roof ended at the wall down to the parking lot, right?

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dry

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Sorry but i also have ridden the Orange line since day one and it leaked on the tracks and platform immediately.. and i know that they had to have an immediate water diversion plan put in place after the first month forest hills was open. The new canopy is much larger with a greater pitch into the middle of the parking lot.

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Oh, yeah, and one more thing

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This roof in particular was not up on opening day. As you probably recall, the area where the lower busway now is was occupied at the time by the old station.

But you knew that, right?

I've been riding that line since day one. The busway roof issue built over time. Any fuzzy memories you have of getting wet while waiting for a bus in the 90s is just that, a fuzzy memory. At that time, those roofs were great for waiting for a bus under. Today, not so much. But again, that's called "deferred maintenance."

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not the bus way

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i was saying the station itself leaked. They had to build troughs to keep water of the rails.
the shoddy workmanship on the station never mind the subway is what i was talking about.
and the new cover may look nice but i have doubt it will actually do its intended purpose.
just like Kenmore and Government center, design flaws and leaks are common
BTW i have been riding the Orange line on a regular basis since 1972.

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