The MBTA plans to preserve the existing stone abutments.
To ensure safe and unobstructed service, the MBTA needs a cleared right-of-way. Because the Phase 1 tracks have seen very limited use, overgrowth has occurred. Tree cutting along the railroad corridor will be necessary for construction. Contractors will be responsible for planning all necessary tree and vegetation removal.
Mechanical cutting and/or removal is typically used on trees, branches, and large brush to address issues such as: Falling leaves from surrounding vegetation that could land on tracks creating a slippery residue. The slippery rail condition can cause trains to lose. Crews are reconstructing miles of the Fall River Secondary, which is currently a freight line, to lift speed restrictions and allow for Commuter Rail service. Work also includes tree clearing, erosion control, and survey work along the tracks.
The tracks will also be reconstructed, resulting in improved freight service in the region. Feb 22, Reminder: Spring Commuter Rail Schedules Take Effect April 5.
MBTA Sets Direction for Spring Commuter Rail Schedules. February 22, MBTA Sets Direction for Spring Commuter Rail Schedules. Weekday Fitchburg Line Service To Be Replaced with Bus Shuttles between Littleton and Alewife.
February 8, Missing: rail tree. Dec 20, Julie Meyer, Wetland Administrator for the Wellesley Wetlands Protection Committee says that the MBTA has in place a 5-year Vegetation Management Plan good through December that allows tree cutting/removal within the agency’s Right-of-Way.
The last major tree removal project the MBTA took on in Wellesley was in summer At that time, hundreds of trees were removed Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Reminder: Weekend Service Returns to All Commuter Rail Lines July 3. Jun MBTA Announces Accelerated Construction to Replace year-old Track and Intersections on the Green Line E Branch from August 2 through August More News.
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