Boston Mattapan PCCs should be retired by now

2 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    March, 2016
  • 1,568 posts
Boston Mattapan PCCs should be retired by now
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 12:14 PM

Either use LRVs, Bus Rapid Transit or extend the subway line.

  • Member since
    March, 2016
  • From: Burbank IL (near Clearing)
  • 10,857 posts
Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, January 05, 2018 6:54 AM

The Red Line has already been extended, but in a different direction.  The Ashmont-Mattapan shuttle is now a branch off of the Red Line.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
  • Member since
    June, 2002
  • 14,296 posts
Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, January 06, 2018 1:05 PM

PCCs operate very reliably in San Francisco, Kenosha, Philadelphia, providing regular transit service, on lanes mixed with automobiles, a more demanding environment that the private-right-of-way Mattapan - Ashmont line.  Well maintained, they can be good for another 50 years.

Don't forget, the Isle of Man's Douglas-Laxey-Ramsey interuban is providing regular service with 120-year-old original equpment rolling stock.  And the environment is no less demanding than Mattapan - Ashmont.

Join our Community!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

Search the Community

Newsletter Sign-Up

By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine.Please view our privacy policy