Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Long summer on the Riverside Line

Just spotted this at boston.com...

Major renovations will suspend service on the D branch during the day from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on weekends from June 23 through Aug. 31.

The work, which will be completed in two phases, will include trimming trees and brush; cleaning and digging new drainage ditches; realigning and resurfacing tracks; replacing rail ties; and improving signals. During the construction, the Longwood and Brookline Village stations will be rebuilt and the Hyde Street Bridge in Newton will be replaced.

Buses will run the routes instead. Mild kudos to the T for scheduling the work in summertime, when ridership on the line is a little lower, but let's hope they put on enough buses! Let's see, 14,000 riders a day divided by 50 people per bus... carry the 4... that's 280 loads.


Adam said...

BOO TO THE T for making the stops so awful and not scheduling any express trips. The whole trip could take up to 90 minutes due to traffic, ridiculous routing and detours, and issues with boarding/on board payment. So far with preliminary busing over the past weeks, some of the 'stops' have been 5-10 minute walks from the actual stations! IT WILL BE HORRIBLE.

KMP said...

And the other interesting thing... what happens after 9:00 p.m.? Does the line start up? Or does that just mean the neighbors sleep in peace?

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