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Tuesday, September 01, 2020

MBTA 慶祝地鐵綠線C、E線修繕完工

麻州州長查理貝克(Charlie Baker)。
(Boston Orange編譯)本來要用掉一整年週末時間來完成的地鐵(MBTA)綠線C線及E線修繕工程,在地鐵當局改變策略下,僅用28天就完工了。麻州州長查理貝克(Charlie Baker)(1)日在波士頓美術博物館站前稱許相關人員。
地鐵總經理Steve Poftak說明,這是麻州80億元打造更好地鐵(Building a Better T program)”基礎設施改善工程的一部分。他要特別感謝地鐵的綠線改造小組(Capital Delivery and Green Line Transformation teams)”,讓地鐵能夠把更新維修工程對乘客的影響,從一整年縮減到不足一個月。
地鐵總經理Steve Poftak(左)。
在整個維修過程中,七月份時,他們把整個綠線C線關了28天,八月份時,整個綠線的E線也關了28天,以加速施工,並在C線,E線關閉期間,提供電車、巴士服務。麻州地鐵還提前達成目標,更換了3英里已有30年老的E線軌道,修了5段行人走道。為了加速地鐵的更新工程,除了7月份的C線全線關閉28天之外,6D線關了9天,紅線關了14天,5月份藍線關了14天。

Steve Poftak表示,在疫情漸緩下,巴士乘客人數回升得比較多,現在大約每天發車16萬次,約42%的乘客回來了,地鐵則是每天10萬車次,大約26%的乘客回來了。各顏色地鐵的乘客回流率不同,藍線最高。根據他們所追蹤的數據,乘客數是在緩慢回升。地鐵會繼續觀察各項相關數據。

Building a Better T: Baker-Polito Administration, Transportation Officials Celebrate Successful Completion of Accelerated Green Line C and E Branch Work

Posted on September 1, 2020

Today Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak, and others celebrated the successful completion of accelerated work on the Green Line C and E Branches this summer with a tour of completed work at Museum of Fine Arts Station. 


Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito, MassDOT Secretary Pollack, MBTA General Manager Poftak toured accelerated Green Line E Branch work at Museum of Fine Arts Station led by the MBTA’s Green Line Transformation Team.

With the goal of expediting safety and reliability improvements through core infrastructure investments as part of the MBTA’s $8 billion Building a Better T program, the MBTA accelerated essential track and intersection work on the entirety of the Green Line C Branch during a 28-day shutdown in service in July and on the entirety of the E Branch during a 28-day shutdown in service in August. During this accelerated work, Green Line trolley service on these branches was replaced with alternate services that included bus shuttles.  
“Each month-long Green Line diversion this summer enabled 1 full year’s worth of work to be completed in just a few weeks, and these improvements will result in faster and more reliable service for riders,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “By allowing crews longer periods of 24/7 access, the T is able to complete important upgrades more quickly and save money along the way.”
“The Green Line C Branch and Green Line E Branch capital improvement projects demonstrate the MBTA’s commitment to being aggressive about capital projects that are vital to improving safety and service,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “Despite the public health challenges in recent months due to the coronavirus, the MBTA is delivering on previously announced projects which improve the core infrastructure, replacing or repairing track, signals, power, and other assets.”
“Doing this accelerated E Branch work over 28 days last August saved us a year’s worth of weekend and evening diversions, and we exceeded our track replacement goals by replacing over 3 miles of E Branch track, allowing us to provide a safer, more reliable trip for riders,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “While ridership has been reduced during the pandemic, the MBTA has had a busy spring and summer making accessibility, infrastructure, customer experience, and safety improvements. This work follows additional expedited work on the C Branch during a 28-day shutdown in July and a 9-day shutdown in June, 2 9-day shutdowns on the D Branch in June, a 14-day shutdown on the Red Line in June, and a 14-day shutdown on the Blue Line in May. I want to express my appreciation to the T’s Capital Delivery and Green Line Transformation teams for their hard work these past few months, and to our riders for their continued patience while we accomplished this important work.”


Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito, MassDOT Secretary Pollack, MBTA General Manager Poftak near Museum of Fine Arts Station along the Green Line E Branch.

More Information about The Work

The suspensions in Green Line C and E Branch service was part of both the MBTA’s $8 billion Building a Better T program and the MBTA’s Green Line Transformation program. Though this work was previously announced and planned during the summer when ridership is historically lower, doing this work also allowed its completion at a time when ridership on the Green Line was significantly decreased due to the pandemic. Completion of this work on both branches results in improved safety and reliability, fewer unplanned service disruptions, and improved travel times for riders. 
These nearly month-long closures on the C and E Branches were equivalent to about 1 full year of weekend and night closures on each branch. During these diversions in service, work crews accomplished the following:
  • Allowed for a more reliable trip and the removal of longstanding speed restrictions through the replacement of 2.5 miles (about 13,200 feet) of track on the C Branch and over 3 miles (about 17,000 feet) of track on the E Branch (exceeding the project’s goal of about 14,300 feet) that, in some areas, was over 30 years old and had reached the end of its service life;
  • Allowed for improvements to safety, accessibility, and the rider experience through the replacement of 7 road crossings and 4 individual pedestrian track crossings on the C Branch and the restoration of 6 road crossings and 5 individual pedestrian track crossings on the E Branch, including the replacement of uneven pavement and the installation of accessible ramps where needed; and
  • Performed additional customer improvements that included upgrades to system maps, walkways, station brightening, and yellow tactile edging at C and E Branch Stations. 

Information on Previous Accelerated Work in 2020

The MBTA continues to assess whether other projects can be further accelerated. Previous and current accelerated work in 2020 includes:
  • Track work, harbor tunnel repairs, and additional infrastructure improvements during a 14-day shutdown of the Blue Line from Bowdoin to Airport in May 2020;
  • Tie replacement work, concrete repairs, Quincy Adams elevator work, track replacement, and bridge inspection work during a 14-day shutdown of the Red Line from Braintree to Quincy Center in June 2020;
  • Track and signal replacement work during 2 9-day shutdowns of the Green Line D Branch from Kenmore to Riverside in June 2020;
  • Infrastructure work in the area known as the Beacon Junction during a 9-day shutdown of the C Branch from Kenmore to St. Mary’s in June 2020.

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