2018 Subway Delay Thread

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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:14 am

Looks like they’re using minutes to measure delays again

Red Line (Braintree branch): 10 - 15 minute delays due to a disabled train with a power problem at JFK/UMass. This train is coming out of service.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby dieciduej » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:12 pm

They are going with the very detailed information routine now. People want communication, you'll get communication!

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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:23 pm

Aquarium Station is closed due to flooding.


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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby MBTA3247 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:21 pm

Given that Aquarium is going to be hit by flooding more and more frequently as time goes on, they really need to raise the entrances by at least a meter. All that seawater is not good for the tunnels.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Disney Guy » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:58 pm

Water that falls on the track will sink immediately through the ballast and end up on the concrete tunnel shell floor (invert). The water will then roll down the tunnel under the harbor.Then a bilge pump or sump pump down there have to pump the water back out and to the surface and into storm drains.

I would expect electrical and other equipment and cables above railhead level to not get wet except at the lowest point halfway to Maverick if enough water accumulated down there.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby BandA » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:08 am

The sandbags seemed to work. There was no water cascading down the steps. Apparently the elevator & escalator have been out of service since the last storm, which is ridiculous! This time the water was seeping through the roof of the station (i.e. sidewalk).
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:37 pm

Orange Line service suspended between North Station and Back Bay due to Boston Fire Department activity at State Street northbound.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:58 am

A disabled train with a wire issue at Boylston is causing 30+ minute westbound delays. Alert says service is not moving from North Station to Kenmore.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Arlington » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:56 pm

Is there also a cracked rail, ice jam, or something slowing the Orange Line between Community College and Assembly?
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:54 pm

Derailment on the Green Line this evening:
http://www.universalhub.com/2018/green- ... s-trolleys
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby Rbts Stn » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:17 am

I forget if we talk about the Silver Line here or don't as it's more of a bus than a train.

But since it's considered part of the MBTA's Rapid Transit by many, they had to close the tunnel due to falling concrete: http://www.wcvb.com/article/boston-silv ... e/19686306
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:26 am

Rbts Stn wrote:I forget if we talk about the Silver Line here or don't as it's more of a bus than a train.


I'm not a moderator, but I believe prior discussion has been that trolleybus discussion is allowed, diesel bus discussion is not. Since it pertains to the section where it runs on wire, I think you should be good.

It is back running now, but I heard that the tunnel is supposed to be closed this weekend for work, anyway. PAX East is this weekend, and I imagine PAX might be the single biggest convention the BCEC sees all year, so I can't imagine how that oversight was made.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby BandA » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:53 am

I'd like to see pictures from inside the tunnel where the concrete has fallen. And an explanation of how it is the adjacent contractors fault.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby CRail » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:40 pm

Rbts Stn wrote:I forget if we talk about the Silver Line here or don't as it's more of a bus than a train.

It's not more of a bus, it IS a bus (that's a trigger, not your fault). That said, the current regime has a much softer attitude on bus talk than there has been in the past. I'm personally not against discussing buses at all, so as long as that liberty isn't abused and I'm not told to tighten it up, you don't need to be afraid to mention the B word.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

Postby nomis » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:59 pm

The Silver line is a “Fixed Guideway Transit System” as it pertains to the tunnels and Silver Line Way. Even though BRT also fills into the same overarching category, it’s the wires that make the “trolley” bus open for debate, especially as that portion is also designed for a trolley conversion in the future.
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