Thursday, March 04, 2010
Long stations for short trolleys
I wonder why the Green Line stations along Huntington Avenue are so long? Was there really a time when three- and four-car trolleys plied between Lechmere and Forest Hills? The underground stations have as much length so this systemic design must be for a reason.
The Red and Orange Line platforms are a perfect fit for their trains. I haven't been on the Blue for awhile, but I assume they are likewise. If I recall, Aquarium is very long, but they just bought some new Blue Line trains so the new models may fit now.
A two-car train is slow going down Huntington and South Huntington Streets as it is. I can only imagine the effects on traffic of a four-car model going through Jamaica Plain. Not that it wouldn't be good. I'd visit JP more often.
Thanks to Dr. Hermes for today's illustration.