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Quieting down the Mattapan Trolley at Ashmont Station

Water, speed restrictions, and insulating quilts have helped MBTA officials dull the noise from the Mattapan Trolley, but they are searching for a permanent solution. Water, speed restrictions, and insulating quilts have helped MBTA officials dull the noise from the Mattapan Trolley, but they are searching for a permanent solution. (Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe)
By Eric Moskowitz
Globe Staff / July 25, 2010

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As promised, Richard A. Davey, MBTA general manager, returned to Ashmont last week to update neighbors whose ears have been assaulted by the unusually loud screeching of the Mattapan Trolley where it turns around at the renovated Ashmont Station. T officials acknowledge it is louder and more offensive than typical train noise. (Full article: 1549 words)

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