Mbta: Red Line-alewife To Ashmont/braintree

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  1. SgtBreadSt1ck

    SgtBreadSt1ck Active Member

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    The MBTA Red Line is one of four subway lines in Boston, Massachusetts. The line consists of 22 stations, of which, 12 are underground and 10 are above ground. The line begins at Alewife moving through Cambridge and stopping at Davis, Porter Square, Harvard, Central, Kendall/MIT, then goes above ground and goes over the Longfellow bridge, at grade with traffic but is fenced off. Then as it leaves the Longfellow bridge it makes a stop at Charles/MGH. The line then goes underground and stops at Park Street, a station with a Spanish Solution platform arrangement, then Downtown Crossing, Boston South Station, Broadway, Andrew, and then comes out of the tunnel where the two branches go on their own tracks and go into JFK/UMass. At JFK/UMass there is also a connection to the Cabot Yard. Continuing South, the Ashmont Branch makes a stop at Savin Hill while the Braintree branch continues and does not stop there. The lines then separate into their own branches. The Ashmont Branch consists of Fields Corner, Shawmut, and Ashmont. At Ashmont, the trains have to lay up in order to turn around for the next journey back to Alewife. Ashmont also has Codman Yard. Meanwhile, the Braintree branch has a very long stretch from JFK/UMass down to North Quincy. On the way there it passes over the Neponset Bridge. The branch then continues South of North Quincy stopping at Wollaston, Quincy Center, Quincy Adams, and finally Braintree. Trains run in 6 car formations. The Red Line consists of 3 unique rolling stock, the aluminum 1700s, the stainless steel 1800s, and the newest cars to the fleet, the 1900s. Pictures and descriptions below.

    UTDC 1700s Series. Built from 1987-1989. Car Length, 69 Feet 6 Inches. Car Width, 10 Feet.
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    Bombardier 1800s Series. Built from 1993-1994. Car Length, 69 Feet 6 Inches. Car Width, 10 Feet.
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    CRRC 1900s Series. Car Length, 69 Feet 9.75 Inches. Car Width, 10 Feet.[​IMG]

    Stations:

    Alewife (TERMINUS): Island Platform
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    Davis: Island Platform

    Porter: Island Platforms both at different levels (Outbound: Lower Level, Inbound: Upper Level)
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    Harvard: Superimposed Platforms (Outbound: Upper Level, Inbound: Lower Level)
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    Central: Side Platforms

    Kendall/MIT: Side Platforms
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    Charles/MGH: Side Platforms
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    Park Street: Spanish Solution
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    Downtown Crossing: Side Platforms
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    South Station: Side Platforms
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    Broadway: Island Platform
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    Andrew: Side Platforms

    JFK/UMass: 2 Island Platforms (Ashmont and Braintree Branch), 1 Island Platform (MBTA Commuter Rail)
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    (Note: Ashmont and Braintree branches separate completely south of Savin Hill.)

    ASHMONT BRANCH

    Savin Hill: Island Platform
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    (Braintree branch on the left, Commuter Rail in the middle, Ashmont branch on the right.)

    Fields Corner: Side Platforms
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    Shawmut: Side Platforms

    Ashmont (TERMINUS): Side Platforms
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    BRAINTREE BRANCH:

    North Quincy: Island Platform

    Wollaston: Island Platform
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    Quincy Center: Island Platform (Braintree Branch), Side Platform (MBTA Commuter Rail)

    Quincy Adams:
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    Braintree (TERMINUS): 2 Island Platforms (One Braintree Branch Platform and One MBTA Commuter Rail Platform)
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    MBTA Map:[​IMG]

    This would be a cool route so let's get some support for this!

    Also, I couldn't put more than 20 pictures so some station pictures are excluded.
     
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  2. tristan6131

    tristan6131 New Member

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    Sounds like a good idea. Let’s look into it
     
  3. Fawx

    Fawx Well-Known Member

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    After playing Harlem and LIRR routes, I'd love this. The only US subway line I've actually been on in person.
     
  4. malikrthr

    malikrthr Well-Known Member

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    Interesting read. I would like to see the MBTA subway route appear in train simulator. After playing the Glasgow subway route and seeing pictures of the S25 to Berlin route, I think this route will work well in TSC
     
  5. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent idea overall and south of JFK UMass you have the original 1912-1928 Central to Ashmont sections and the 1970-1980s built Braintree extension. Finally the 1983-1985 Havard Alewife extension. For ADA day 1 accessibility your 1970s-1985 sections have the elevators
     
  6. kiyoko91

    kiyoko91 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent route suggestion
     

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