The FAIRMONT LINE is a short new commuter rail line in Boston which was created
as a consolation prize to some of the city’s more disadvantaged neighborhoods. Back
in the late 1980’s these communities lost their beloved, efficient, but hideous elevated
rail line –the old Orange Line. They were then promised a replacement as part of
Boston’s automobile extravaganza, The Big Dig. A promise that was never fulfilled. Until
now. Sort of.