After 20 months of work, the Patriot Ledger reports.
on what time tomorrow morning we see our first post of a jammed Wollaston platform due to "unforseen station delays"?
I'm going to say 8:43am with screens showing an inbound delay time of 18 minutes.
to celebrate, red line commuters will clip their toe nails on the train.
oh wait, thats just a typical morning.
Nail clipping is one of my worst pet peeves on the MBTA. Tthe system is gross enough without inconsiderate people deciding public transit is the best place to perform manicure/pedicure and leave their bio-hazardous waste behind.
This should be on a PSA of "DON'T DO THIS YOU SLOBS" like the backpack issue. But it might give more gross people the bad idea to do it rather than deter the behavior.
That has to be one awesome station I mean the Empire State building only took 410 days ! https://www.reference.com/art-literature/long-did-build-empire-state-bui...
20 months is nothing. They are still working on the Casey/Arborway project, and that began in Spring of 2015.
The elevators at Alewife, Central, and Harvard are still out of service. After how long?
escalators are also on the fritz.
do you think that they'll get rid of the buttons for floors 6 and 7 (which don't exist) when they reopen the alewife elevators?
was not handicapped accessible and did not have an elevator so they had to add one. It was the only non-compliant T station.
And you said "non-compliant T station", not "non-compliant T-station on the Red Line", so my comment is vali. Boylston is not accessible either, no elevators or even escalators. ALthough I think the T is deciding to have that one close at the end of 2020 (when all grandfathering clauses expire) instead of upgrading it. A shame as it is convenient to get to the Theatre District.
You implied the entire T. On the Internet one needs to be specific.
Not to mention the cost. It's not even a major station. All that to make it fully ADA compliant?
Yet the single system, tracks maintenance and upgrades, replacement of half century year old trains, etc., has been deferred to the point the whole system semi-unusable unless you don't have ro get to a job, doctors appointment on time.Tourists seem to think it's cool. VERY EXPENSIVE tourist attraction.
Now if the T could keep it that way by doing the following seven simple steps:
1) Assign a police officer during the morning and afternoon rush hours at the faregates to enforce fare jumping and no smoking
2) Remove and report graffiti within 24 hours
3) Make sure the elevators are not used as public toilets, there is nothing worse than a wheelchair bound passenger having their wheels covered with T-poop.
4) Make sure that bicycles are safe and secure
5) Make sure that windows and escalators are not vandalized
6) Make sure that cars are not broken into like Attleboro station
7) Make sure that needles are removed
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