20 minute headway on Red line due to rebulding

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Re: 20 minute headway on Red line due to rebulding

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:55 am

The 20 min headways are most likely the best and SAFEST way to maintain service on the Red Line until the needed
repairs are done on the other track.
Single tracking might be a pain to deal with in the short term,but needed to fix many problems that were not tended to
when "reported" before the current "state of good repair" blitz across the entire system.
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Re: 20 minute headway on Red line due to rebulding

Postby MCL1981 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:11 am

Working on one track while trains pass on another shouldn't be an issue. However to that point, I'm sure there are indeed a multitude of safety violations taking place in the process. Both on the part of the work crew and the part of the train operators. It's the Metro way.

Chris Brown wrote:Why so much hostility?

Are you asking yourself a question on the forum? Or just pretending the problem is everyone else except you?
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Re: 20 minute headway on Red line due to rebulding

Postby Chris Brown » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:10 pm

MCL1981 wrote:Working on one track while trains pass on another shouldn't be an issue. However to that point, I'm sure there are indeed a multitude of safety violations taking place in the process. Both on the part of the work crew and the part of the train operators. It's the Metro way.

Chris Brown wrote:Why so much hostility?

Are you asking yourself a question on the forum? Or just pretending the problem is everyone else except you?


So you people think I should be happy about crappy service?

You also think when I ask questions about WHY the service is bad and I get sarcastic and mean responses I should just smile and take it?

Interesting.
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Re: 20 minute headway on Red line due to rebulding

Postby MCL1981 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:22 am

So it's the latter. The problem is everyone but you. Got it. Your question was asked and answered multiple times. Not liking the answer doesn't constitute a lack of an answer.
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Re: 20 minute headway on Red line due to rebulding

Postby MCL1981 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:57 pm

This has nothing to do with enjoying crappy service. You didn't make this post just to vent about delays. You made ludicrous demands and assumptions, intertwined with some fairly obvious questions. Your questions were answered, and the foolishness your demands/assumptions were explained. Several times. By several people. You don't like like that you were wrong, and are blaming everyone else for it.
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Re: 20 minute headway on Red line due to rebulding

Postby John_Perkowski » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:52 pm

Robert, Apologies for stepping in. We got a report on the thread, and I got out the broom, dustpan, mop and mop bucket.
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Re: 20 minute headway on Red line due to rebulding

Postby Chris Brown » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:07 pm

Looks like I'm not the only one noticing a dip in the quality of service lately:

https://ggwash.org/view/62471/i-dont-think-metro-has-to-cut-this-much-service
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