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An interesting read by Jason Schwartz of Boston Magazine

Why You Should Be Happy About the Red Line Cuts

You could almost hear the collective groan coming from Davis and Porter squares Saturday morning. That was when the news came down that, between November and March, there will be no weekend Red Line service north of Harvard Square. That’s so MBTA workers can finish an $80 million repair project to the cracked and corroded floating slabs beneath the tracks — these are the concrete pieces that sit between the tracks and the small rubber disks installed below to help absorb noise and vibration. It sounds sort of complicated, but suffice to say that these slabs are the things the trains run on.

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Kane