UPDATE: The T explains that it has a plan so that during rush hour it can keep to the regular Orange Line schedule.
Fellow Orange Line riders, get ready for some additional chaos in your favorite subway line. The T will be shutting down one of the two platforms at Forest Hills soon as part of the Casey Arborway Project.
Here's the laconic announcement posted by the T:
All train service will board on the southbound platform at Forest Hills beginning Saturday, Sept. 3, and continuing through December 2016, due to the Casey Overpass Project.
It isn't entirely clear how much having one platform at the end of the line might muddle Orange Line timetables. Here's what one informed observer of all things MBTA expects:
@_hillary @universalhub @02130News #OrangeLine timetable modified slightly w/some more motormen to facilitate faster train turnarounds.
— Stuart Spina (@Division2Supt) August 26, 2016
We've reached out to the T and State Department of Transportation (which is in charge of the Casey Arborway project) for further details.