The Curve at Harvard Station

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The Curve at Harvard Station

Postby NRGeep » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:45 pm

Does the track used on the curve require more than the usual maintenance and are subway wheels effected by the painful sounding curve?
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Re: the curve at harvard

Postby Jersey_Mike » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:59 am

All sharp curves require additional maintenance.
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Re: the curve at harvard

Postby Aerie » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:09 pm

I don't know about the Red Line curve at Harvard, but trains running on the Circle Line in London have to be rotated between the two main rails/directions periodically because the wheels wear down on one side going around the circle continuously.
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Re: the curve at harvard

Postby Robert Paniagua » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:09 am

Yes they actually do maintenance on the curve at Harvard station. they put grease on the curve rails every other hour to keep that tight turn sage for all passing trains
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