2018 Subway Delay Thread

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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby CRail » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:56 pm

Indeed. In the eyes of Massachusetts General Law, a trackless trolley is a streetcar and so is not subject to the documentations or inspections required of motor vehicles. Therefor, given that the report above regards the trackless trolley portion of the route your objection is sustained! :P

The transit way is also a "Subway" so as long as a bus delay occurs in the transitway or in the Harvard tunnel it's on topic.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:29 am

Big mess on the Green Line right now.

Green Line service suspended between Blandford St and Government Center due to a wire problem. Please expect delays as buses are dispatched.


Green Line C branch and Green Line D branch service suspended between Kenmore and Government Center due to a wire problem.


Green Line E branch service suspended between Northeastern and Government Center due to a wire problem
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:32 am

A deuce of Type-7s (D) became disabled westbound midway between Government Center and Park Street at 8:45 this morning. I was on an (E) behind it; we sat for 25 minutes while "...officials are heading to investigate; we apologize for the inconvenience." No T-Alert.

Once the disabled got moving, they parked it on the wall track, so all service was routed to the fence track further slowing service.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby KevinSun242 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:07 am

Not a great start to service:

Shuttle buses replacing Red Line service between North Quincy and JFK/UMass due to a power problem. Customers are encouraged to use Commuter Rail from Braintree and Quincy Center to South Station.


Service resumed at around 6:30, according to the MBTA's Twitter.

WCVB reports that a maintenance vehicle derailed though, damaging the track.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:09 pm

Here's a new one:

Orange Line experiencing delays up to 10 minutes due to a train with a vandalized car at Mass Ave. The car has been taken out of service.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:39 pm

Blue Line experiencing delays of more than 30 minutes due to an eastbound train with a mechanical issue outside of Maverick. The rescue train is working to clear the train from service.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:02 pm

Just adding,

Blue Line experiencing delays of more than an hour due to an eastbound train with a mechanical issue outside of Maverick. The rescue train is moving the train into Airport Station.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:46 pm

Blue Line service suspended due to power problem at Airport Station.

Affected stops:
Suffolk Downs
Orient Heights
Wood Island
Airport
Maverick
Shuttle bus service will operate Suffolk Downs to Maverick Station.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:55 pm

Shuttle buses replacing Green Line service between Lechmere and Government Center due to a power problem near North Station. Please expect delays as buses are sent.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:43 am

Severe delays on the Blue Line this morning. The Blue Line is operating as single track between Government Center and Maverick.

The Red Line is operating as reduced speeds.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Disney Guy » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:37 am

As the late Paul Harve would say, here's a strange.

Saturday August 25, one of the Orange Line bus shuttle days (Ruggles to Back Bay shuttle this day):

Boarded the train at Forest Hills on the "outbound" platform around noon.
Train went wrong-rail all the way to Ruggles, with appropriate announcements from the motorman at the stops.
A train going the other way passed (of course) on its wrong rail (somewhere around Jackson Sq.).

Final stop at Ruggles on the outbound platform where the train changed ends.

Return trip late in the afternoon, train was going on "the correct rail" although before that, pulling into Ruggles on the outbound platform and changing ends. Passed an inbound using its correct rail. So the wrong rail operation could not have been due to unavailability of a more favorable crossover movement inbound of Ruggles.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby CRail » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:02 pm

So you had two trainsets on two tracks. Why would you cross anything over? You got on the same train both times. :wink:
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:54 pm

Blue Line, Green Line, and Orange Line experiencing delays of up to 15 minutes due to a power outage in the downtown area. Trains are standing by.


This could get ugly... somehow the Red Line isn't affected.

Edit 8:24 PM:

Maverick and Bowdoin Stations are closed due to a power outage in the downtown area.
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