Eighty years ago, trains ran from Maverick to Harvard with no transfers.
Alas, the Red-Blue connector most remain a part of history and not a new reality.
Universal Hub reported yesterday that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection will hold hearings Thursday regarding the T’s proposal to shelve the Red Line-Blue Line connector between Charles/MGH and Bowdoin stations. The T has been legally committed since the mid-1980s to extending the Blue Line tracks under Cambridge Street and building a new train platform under the current Charles/MGH station. The project has been delayed for years due to budget constraints, and tomorrow’s hearings are yet another hiccup in the process. But few remember the plan proposes rebuilding just such a track connection that existed in the early 20th century.