Principal Engineer…or Sadist?
Paul Medved on his new Warm Springs station:
“It’s a beautiful station. A lot of great architecture has gone into it, a lot of great thinking. The track way is at grade. It’s a central platform station,” he said.
Medved described how the concourse will be above the platform where riders will be able to buy tickets. He said access to the concourse will be from a pedestrian overpass.
So let me get this straight…the tracks are at-grade and the passengers arrive to the station at the ground level. The northbound tracks are literally steps away, but it is a “beautiful” thing to make them travel needlessly up one level to the concourse, just to go back down again to the platform.
The station also includes some really beautiful parking. 34 acres of parking, to be exact:
Medved reports the station is “on schedule” to open in 2015. This must be some new definition of “on schedule” as the station was actually supposed to open by the end of 2014.