Difference between revisions of "Commuter Rail"

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* "Spaced Out at the MBTA", ''Andover Townsman'', April 9, 1998, page 1.
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* "Parking Solution Longer, More Expensive than First Thought", ''Andover Townsman'', March 1, 2001,
 
* "Idling Trains Choking Neighbors", ''Eagle Tribune'', April 7, 2005, page 9.
 
* "Idling Trains Choking Neighbors", ''Eagle Tribune'', April 7, 2005, page 9.
* "Railroad Company on Track to Cut Pollution", Eagle Tribune, November 14, 2006, page 1.
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* "Railroad Company on Track to Cut Pollution", ''Eagle Tribune'', November 14, 2006, page 1.
 
* "Planning Study Calls for Second RR Track", ''Andover Townsman'', January 29, 2009
 
* "Planning Study Calls for Second RR Track", ''Andover Townsman'', January 29, 2009
 
* "More Trains Expected with Second Track Through Andover", ''Andover Townsman'', March 5, 2009, page1.
 
* "More Trains Expected with Second Track Through Andover", ''Andover Townsman'', March 5, 2009, page1.
 
* "Making Tracks for Commuters", ''Eagle Tribune'', May 4, 2010, page 1.
 
* "Making Tracks for Commuters", ''Eagle Tribune'', May 4, 2010, page 1.

Latest revision as of 16:47, 19 February 2015

A plan to add a second railroad track to improve rail service to and from Boston was discussed in 2009. A second track allows trains to pass each other without having to stop. Without the second track trains idle for long periods of time to wait for a turn to proceed, resulting in increase pollution to areas surrounding the tracks. A second track allows for increase scheduling of trains. At that time a double track goes only as far as Reading.

In 2010 a second track was added from Ballardvale to Lawrence using funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

See

  • "Spaced Out at the MBTA", Andover Townsman, April 9, 1998, page 1.
  • "Parking Solution Longer, More Expensive than First Thought", Andover Townsman, March 1, 2001,
  • "Idling Trains Choking Neighbors", Eagle Tribune, April 7, 2005, page 9.
  • "Railroad Company on Track to Cut Pollution", Eagle Tribune, November 14, 2006, page 1.
  • "Planning Study Calls for Second RR Track", Andover Townsman, January 29, 2009
  • "More Trains Expected with Second Track Through Andover", Andover Townsman, March 5, 2009, page1.
  • "Making Tracks for Commuters", Eagle Tribune, May 4, 2010, page 1.