Friday, August 1, 2008

Empty Friday Morning Train

My inbound commute on the P508 train was fine. Which is good, because I heard there were some cancellations on some other lines this morning. The train wasn't very crowded today, people must have taken the day off for a long weekend. We were at South Station at 8:25 a.m., we would have been earlier, but we sat on the tracks waiting for a track to open for 3-5 minutes. I hate that!

The Boston Metro reports this morning that a number of transit projects have received approval from the EPA. These projects include the MBTA's Green Line extension to Somerville and Medford and the Fairmount commuter rail improvement project. The latter initiative will add four new stops between Readville and South Station. Also in the works is a connector between the Blue and Red lines, the only two MBTA subway lines that do not connect. Finally, the T will be adding 1,000 parking spaces at various stations. published an analysis today of the commuter rail that ran from Southern New Hampshire to Boston in 1980.

Finally, Progressive Railroading made mention of the T's all-time-high ridership numbers.

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