Railroads

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Description:



This data layer contains all rail lines including the MBTA subway and trolley routes, Commuter Rail (Purple) lines and freight line spurs. Newton has one commuter rail line, a couple of Green line trolley lines (the D line and a small piece of the B line) and some railroad spurs in the Newton Upper Falls Area.  Also included are tracks used for MBTA storage and maintenance around the Riverside and Boston College terminals.   

This layer is a subset of the MassGIS Trains data layer.

The MBTA Rapid Transit and Commuter Rail layers are created from subsets of the Railroads layer.



Features and Attributes:



Lines have attributes identifying mass transit, operations and ownership information. 



Name

Alias

Description

Data Type

Width

 

 

 

 

 

TYPE

Service Type

Service Type Code

Short Integer

5

SOURCE

Data Source

 

Text

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

***** coded values *****

 

 

 

 

CTPS

Massachusetts Central Transportation Planning Staff

 

 

 

NGIS

Newton GIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMRAIL

Commuter Rail Flag

Flag to indicate if a commuter rail line

Text

1

OWNERSHIP

Owner

Track Owner

Text

10

FREIGHT_OP

Freight Opreator

Freight Opreator

Text

10

PASS_OP

Passenger Operator

Passenger Operator

Text

11

COMM_LINE

Commuter Line

Commuter Rail Line Code

Text

40

LINE_BRNCH

Line or Branch

Commuter Rail Line Branch Name

Text

20

TRACK

Track Number

Track Number

Long Integer

10

YARD

Yard Name

Yard Name

Text

30

RAIL_TRL

Rail Trail

Name of rail trail replacing track

Text

25

SPUR

Spur

Type of Spur or Siding

Text

25

Newton_Flag

Newton Flag

Flag to indicate if within Newton

Text

1





 

 

Last Updated:            August, 2008



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