MBTA Service & the Patriots Victory Parade today

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MBTA Service & the Patriots Victory Parade today

Postby NellsChoo » Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:25 pm

Heard on the scanner this morning all sorts of extra trains being full. I take it, then, that the Patriots parade is the cause. At least this will bring in some revenue for the T.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:17 pm

yea, but if the cars get too packed, the conductors can't get through, where does the T get these extra trainsets? they said a train would depart RTE 128 every 15 minutes!!! do they pull sets from other lines?
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Postby pdxstreetcar » Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:59 pm

I rode on the special T train from Providence to Boston for the Red Sox Parade in October and the conductors didnt even come around to collect tickets.
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Postby Stephen » Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:47 pm

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...where does the T get these extra trainsets?


These trains are running mostly during the mid-day, so the spare capacity is available. I believe that after 5:00 its back to a normal schedule.
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Postby NellsChoo » Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:40 pm

I was hearing the chatter around 8:30am.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:26 pm

As Stephen mentioned, they are trainsets & crews that are on their 'release time' between theAM & PM rush hours. :wink:
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Postby efin98 » Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:35 pm

Question for those who are in the know: are those crews paid overtime or are they still on the clock(so to speak) for the day during that time?

If they are still on the clock, I think it's a good use of personnel and equiptment that are laying fallow for hours. If not, it's at least an attempt to utilize equiptment laying fallow for those hours even if it is costing alot more than is being taken in in ticket revenue...
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Postby CSX Conductor » Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:38 pm

Ed, ever since the MBTA was kicked out of SouthHampton Street most equipment is dead-headed to the Readville facility after the morning rush and then dead-headed back into Boston just before the evening commute.

As for pay: T&E crews that are 'on release' are paid at a rate which is half their normal hourly rate, which reduces the Hours of Service. Remember, T&E service employees can only work a maximum of 12 hours, so if a crew is on release for 4 hours during the off-peak, that is the same as only 2 hours toward their hours of service. (I may be mistaken on this, but I am pretty sure this is the way it is set up, perhaps Snoozer or Sery could be of more help.) :wink:
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