When the Green Line Extension, or GLX, project is complete, riders will be able to take advantage of two new subway branches — the Medford and Union Square branches — without having to use a bus and then transfer at Lechmere or to the Orange or Red lines. But completion is not for about another two years, and the one-year closure of the Broadway Bridge in Somerville is set to begin Friday, March 22. This closure is the first of three planned — the Washington Street underpass is set to close this April for eight months with a second closure planned for five months next year, from the spring through the fall. The last of the bridge closures is Medford Street, which runs behind Somerville High School. This closure is planned for July 2019 into Spring 2020, according to the city. State Department of Transportation officials anticipate closing the Broadway Bridge will have “significant” impacts, according to the project site. “Traffic congestion for … [Read more...] about A year-long bridge closure is happening for Green Line Extension work. Here’s what to know.
Round two of nineteen in the 2019 FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship drops into the shallow ‘bowl’ of Matterley Basin, Winchester this weekend. The large site is a mud-splat away from junction 9 of the M3 and has been home to the British Grand Prix for the last decade. It draws fans from across the UK and Europe to a location used once a year for motorcycle racing and a summer music festival. A (so far) stable weather forecast should see more than 30,000 people converge close to England’s former capital city come Sunday. They will crowd around a jump-laden and spectacular course with vast viewing potential for spectators, permitting full appreciation of a violent and perilous form of motorsport with a vast and unseen grass roots following. Matterley Basin is epic in scale over its forty-four acres and was inaugurated in 2006 for the Motocross of Nations (a ‘world cup’ of the sport): a fixture that was blighted by rain in the build-up but did not … [Read more...] about ‘Good dirt is expensive’ – why a scenic field in Hampshire is home to the British Motocross Grand Prix
Say hello to the world’s most expensive new car … the £12 million Bugatti ‘Voiture Noire’ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Bugatti has created a one-off hypercar– at a cost of around £12 million including taxes. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/cars/say-hello-to-the-worlds-most-expensive-new-car-the-12-million-bugatti-voiture-noire-37937481.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37937446.ece/6db8f/AUTOCROP/h342/Bugatti%20rear.jpg Email Bugatti has created a one-off hypercar– at a cost of around £12 million including taxes. The car, unveiled specially for the Geneva Motor Show, is the world’s most expensive new car. Called the Bugatti ‘Voiture Noire’, or Black Car, it has already been snapped up by a Bugatti enthusiast. The car is designed to celebrate the brand’s 110-year history, claiming design inspiration from the famous Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic dating back to 1936. Although sharing an … [Read more...] about Say hello to the world’s most expensive new car … the £12 million Bugatti ‘Voiture Noire’
Bloodhound, the British Land-Speed Record (LSR) team, which went into receivership last year and was bought out at the 11th hour by Yorkshire-based British businessman, Ian Warhurst, has been rebranded with a new name (Bloodhound LSR), a new red-and-white livery and a new base in Berkeley Green University Technical College in Gloucestershire. Warhurst purchased the car and equipment for an undisclosed sum from Bloodhound Programme Ltd, which remains in administration and will be wound down over time. The new Bloodhound team is owned by Grafton LSR Ltd, with Warhurst assuming the role of chief executive, although most of the existing team will transfer over including driver and current LSR holder Andy Green, engineering director Mark Chapman, commercial director Ewen Honeyman, operations director Martin Davidson and many of the original mechanics and technicians. Warhurst, who was texted about the team's plight just before Christmas by his 18-year-old son Charlie, says the team has … [Read more...] about Bloodhound adopted: British land speed record car is back on track with new owners
Promoted by Sparshatts Not the fancy dans in the backs, though. Oh no, this car is definitely the equivalent of a rugged forward. It's big, tough, unpretentious and will tackle anything in its path. A muscular motorised Joe Launchbury, if you like. As you approach the seven-seat Shogun, it certainly has a powerful presence. In smart Atlantic Grey sitting high on 18in alloy wheels, it would be equally at home in the country or doing the weekly supermarket shop. Use the keyless entry button, climb in with the aid of side steps and pillar-mounted grab handles and you'll find a versatile, well-equipped cabin with plenty of space. The middle and rear seats fold down depending on how many passengers are on board and what you need to carry. This may be a very practical vehicle (it can tow up to 3.1 tonnes), but there are touches of luxury too. The heated black leather seats are comfortable, with electric adjustment, and there's a 7in touchscreen with integrated DAB and … [Read more...] about ROAD TEST: Why the Mitsubishi Shogun Sport is the motoring equivalent of a rugby forward