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Old 01-07-2013, 09:55 AM
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The artist who made the timescale map of the T (see https://www.city-data.com/forum/bosto...ions-mbta.html) just did a version for the commuter rail:

Boston T-Time: Commuter Rail - Stonebrown Design

Very useful to compare transit times from different towns.

From the artist:

Unlike the time-scale subway map, the rail diagram also adds another useful piece of information--service frequency. While on the subway you can show up at any station and expect not to wait too long for the next train, service at the commuter rail stations varies quite a bit. Just because you live close to a station doesn't mean you'll have convenient service. In this diagram, the size of the station markers shows the total number of trains per weekday serving that station. The thickness of the line represents the number of trains on the line. For example, the map below makes clear that the Lowell line (right) has more frequent service than the Fitchburg line (left), and that departures from Silver Hill are much less frequent than those from Lincoln.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:26 PM
Location: south central
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Thanks for posting! This is wicked interesting. I used to be on Franklin line every day. We seem to have so many more stops than everyone else though.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:23 AM
Location: Beverly, Mass
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That explains why some accounts of train frequency are so different. And why Beverly and Salem are building parking garages.
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