2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:11 pm

It was actually just a part of Keolis' expanded Fare is Fair campaign. The new ticket check hires rounded up the customers who didn't have a ticket into the rear coach and then unhitched it from the train.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:09 pm

And the bar across the door is part of the Ring O' Steel!

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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:24 pm

Did they break a Knuckle? Or did a coupler pin fail? Hopefully it wasn't a drawbar failure. :( :( :(
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby MBTA3247 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:55 pm

Article from the Boston Globe on the train separation.

If I had to guess, I'd say the coupler pin failed or wasn't seated properly and bounced out. It would be rather unusual (though I'm sure not unheard of) for a knuckle or drawbar to fail on level track, especially on the last car of a train.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:15 am

We seem to have invented a new station stop this morning.

Update: Rockport Line Train 104 (6:30 am from Rockport) is operating 5-15 min late between Rover Works and North Station due to a mechanical issue.


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