Boston's Orange Line

Boston's Orange Line

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The story of the Orange Line is the story of Boston: always in flux but trailed by its long history. Since 1901, this rail linea€™s configuration has evolved in response to changes in the city, society, and technology. Hazardous sections have been eliminated, ownership has transitioned from private to public, and the line has been rerouted to serve growing suburbs and to use land cleared for the failed Inner Belt. Both its northern terminus, which shifted from Everett to Malden, and the southern route, realigned from Washington Street to the Southwest Corridor, have seen dramatic transformations that have in turn changed ridersa€™ lives. Today, the linea€™s 10 miles of track curve through many Greater Boston communities, serving thousands along the way.Andrew Elder, Jeremy C. Fox ... In 1919, the Charlestown Elevated was extended to Everett, with plans to eventually bring elevated service to Malden Center and beyond. ... The absence of elevated transportation through the citya#39;s financial center would not last long, however; in the 1950s, motor vehicles began traveling to and through Boston using the elevated John F. Fitzgerald Expressway, or Centralanbsp;...

Title:Boston's Orange Line
Author:Andrew Elder, Jeremy C. Fox
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2013-10-16


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