Attleboro/Providence Line Busing today

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Attleboro/Providence Line Busing today

Postby jumbotusk » Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:47 pm

According to the MBTAs website, there was a "medical emergency" at South Attleboro mid-day today, and trains were first delayed, and then they instituted a bus bridge?

Anyone know what happened that shut down the line completely? Amtrak trains arrived 2.5 hours late into Boston!
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Postby Ron Newman » Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:53 pm

"Medical emergency" is often a code word for a suicide. Don't know if that's the case here.
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Attleboro/Providence Line Busing Today

Postby StevieC48 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:56 pm

Yes unfourtnately someone did get hit by a train in Mansfield. I got this off my news group pager. Hope this helps. :wink:
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Postby jwhite07 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:04 pm

Amtrak train 170 struck a trespasser at South Attleboro Station.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:31 pm

that's so sad :( I always see that train
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:36 pm

Yeah I know, but things like that happen, you got to realize that. Tracks are not secure enough for vagrants to wonder in and "wreak havoc". Happens all the time on the Red Line, just look at the last reports of people falling onto the train's pathways, at Ashmont, Quincy Center, North Quincy (plus numerous other stations), and even by several T employees at Cadigan Yard in Braintree who slipped into the path of an oncoming train which was being stored away there for the night a few years ago.
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Postby claytor » Thu Sep 09, 2004 9:31 pm

19 yrs old,suicide.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 9:40 pm

does anyone have the story?
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Postby CSX Conductor » Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:23 pm

http://www.projo.com/digitalbulletin/content/projo-20040909-train.fe3b5563.html

MBTA bus in South Attleboro? would have been quicker to call a RIPTA bus for the transfer. lol :wink:
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Postby efin98 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:22 pm

CSX Conductor wrote:http://www.projo.com/digitalbulletin/content/projo-20040909-train.fe3b5563.html

MBTA bus in South Attleboro? would have been quicker to call a RIPTA bus for the transfer. lol :wink:


I would be surprised if a T bus could make it down to South Attleborough without dying at least once :wink:
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Postby Ron Newman » Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:37 am

The article doesn't say anything about a bus.

[The Amtrak passengers] were transferred to a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train and taken to Boston
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Postby efin98 » Fri Sep 10, 2004 8:26 am

Ron Newman wrote:The article doesn't say anything about a bus.

[The Amtrak passengers] were transferred to a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train and taken to Boston
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The information about a bus came from the T's website according to the originator of the thread, the article was linked to varify the incident and it's location. I don't think you got the joke CSXConductor or I were making.
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Postby jwhite07 » Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:33 am

MBTA bus in South Attleboro? would have been quicker to call a RIPTA bus for the transfer. lol


Buses were provided by a private operator - I believe Sansone.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:15 am

Sansone? they are located in Norwood next to the Frankliin Branch between Norwood Central & Norwood Depot..........but I guess it's a little closer than any of the MBTA bus yards.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:43 pm

there is still police tape at South Attleboro as of this past Tuesday
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