Metro reports a sharp rise in arcing incidents

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Metro reports a sharp rise in arcing incidents

Postby davinp » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:11 am

Metro reports a sharp rise in arcing incidents.
SafeTrack was supposed to fix this.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/tr ... de27ca5abc
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Re: Metro reports a sharp rise in arcing incidents

Postby JackRussell » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:23 am

davinp wrote:Metro reports a sharp rise in arcing incidents.
SafeTrack was supposed to fix this.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/tr ... de27ca5abc


I wouldn't say that SafeTrack was supposed to fix these things - they corrected about a dozen of the worst problem areas, but many other problem areas remained at the end of it all.

I don't know why they seem to have a sudden rash of these things. They are blaming water infiltration, and in certain parts of the system I might believe that. But some of the incidents are in other parts of the system where I didn't think they had such problems. I vaguely recall @dcmetrosucks saying that there were a batch of bad insulators that got installed throughout the system, but I can't find that tweet right now.
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Re: Metro reports a sharp rise in arcing incidents

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:15 pm

You might be having slip/slide issues due to the season,it is Fall now,and plenty of leavrs can stick to the running rails and 3rd rail when wet. :wink:
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Re: Metro reports a sharp rise in arcing incidents

Postby wrivlin » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:34 pm

SafeTrack didn't really address any underground sections of track, which is where arcing generally causes problems.
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Re: Metro reports a sharp rise in arcing incidents

Postby MCL1981 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:49 pm

wrivlin wrote:SafeTrack didn't really address any underground sections of track, which is where arcing generally causes problems.

Not true.
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