Talk:Harvard (MBTA station)

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Bi-level platforms.... What about Chinatown?[edit]

China town also has a bi-level platform? If you take the orange line train from Back Bay you'll see the difference when pulling into Chinatown station.

Chinatown (MBTA station) CaribDigita 23:52, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Nope. Like the Orange Line platforms at Downtown Crossing, Chinatown's platforms are staggered laterally, such that you pass the opposite one completely before pulling into yours. But that are each at the same depth, unlike the given examples where the tracks in one direction drop below the tracks in the other.76.121.231.80 (talk) 04:15, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
And... I just noticed your mistake was six years old, and therefore unlikely to be reflected in the form of misinformation on any present-day page. Carry on.76.121.231.80 (talk) 04:16, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Station information incorrect[edit]

The entry says the station opened in 1912 was rebuilt in the 1980s, but this isn't quite correct. As I understand it, an entirely new station was built when the tracks were rerouted to extend the line to Alewife. A part of the old station can still be seen just as the train curves through Harvard Square. The old entrance was at the Out Of Town News building in the center island of the Square and the new entrance is now on the corner of Brattle Street and Mass. Ave. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.237.154.108 (talk) 05:28, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

The new station was built pretty much where the old station was located. There was a wooden temporary station where the Kennedy School of Government is now located (then an MBTA storage yard) during construction. The platforms are entirely reconfigured and parts of the old platforms are abandoned, but still visible as you report. The new station extends further north along the new track alignment under Mass Ave, but the main entrance is still next to out-of-town news, close to where the old entrance was. (The roof of the old entrance head house was saved and is now the roof of out-of-town news.) One section of the old station, the bus tunnels, was not demolished and they are still in use.--agr (talk) 14:00, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
This site has some info. http://world.nycsubway.org/us/boston/red.html CaribDigita (talk) 07:48, 18 June 2009 (UTC)