Orange Line Transformation
Twenty-five years ago this spring, in 1987, the elevated section of the Orange Line between Forest Hills and the South Cove was replaced by a new route along the Southwest Corridor. The realignment was made possible by a decision to forego construction of a new highway. Though the change resulted in some loss of convenience--especially for getting downtown from Dudley Square, there were benefits, with possibilities for new development in areas near the corridor, and the creation of new parkland.
At right, a view of the el from the Casey Overpass, near Forest Hills Station.
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