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Old Yesterday, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Quebec
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I'm not sure if anyone has thought of this before, but has anyone ever considered splitting up the Red line and the Green trolley lines into only one terminus at each end and turning the branches into new lines? (i.e., the Ashmont branch would become the Yellow line and would 'share' stations with the current Red line up until Alewife)

Can't imagine what the maps would look like, but it's definitely interesting
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Old Yesterday, 09:24 AM
 
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This is more of a topic for railroad.net
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Old Yesterday, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Washington D.C. does something similar to what the O.P. is suggesting where different colored lines share some stations and then branch off. I don't think the T would do it because we've kept the same transit system for so long that it's kind of become a representation of Boston.
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Old Yesterday, 07:24 PM
 
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What does this accomplish?
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Old Yesterday, 07:44 PM
 
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What does this accomplish?
Less confusion to an extent and things being easier to maintain
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Old Yesterday, 07:58 PM
 
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Washington D.C. does something similar to what the O.P. is suggesting where different colored lines share some stations and then branch off. I don't think the T would do it because we've kept the same transit system for so long that it's kind of become a representation of Boston.
As have quite a few other cities
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Old Yesterday, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I think it would be met with a lot of cynicism and complaints about wasting funds on signage, etc., that would be better spent making real improvements to the T's infrastructure.
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Old Yesterday, 08:43 PM
 
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It’s the least of our worries
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Old Today, 06:53 AM
 
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I think the amount of people going to Ashmont who don’t know where Ashmont is/how to get there is pretty minimal same with Braintree.

I don’t see the point.
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Old Today, 08:12 AM
 
Location: North of Boston
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...the Ashmont branch would become the Yellow line and would 'share' stations with the current Red line up until Alewife

The Red line and Green line tracks and cars are not interchangeable.
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