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Delays on Green Line?

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:07 pm

"Due to rail conditions, ecpect 10-15 minute delays between North Station and Kenmore Square. We apologize for the inconvenience."

rail conditions? what do they mean? the rail is worn out or something
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Postby ctaman34 » Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:00 pm

matybe wet rail or a stalled train with a leaky oil system
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Postby Ron Newman » Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:18 pm

wet rail? no rain in the past few days.
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Postby efin98 » Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:36 pm

Ron Newman wrote:wet rail? no rain in the past few days.


Probably thanks to the troubles next door on I93 North? Weirder things have happend on the Green Line.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:57 am

You're right Ed, the I-93 tunnel is very close to that section of the Green Line, and water can seep into the GL trackage at Haymarket/North Station area.
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Postby jwhite07 » Thu Sep 16, 2004 6:54 pm

matybe wet rail or a stalled train with a leaky oil system


Close enough for the prize. A car (yes, I believe it was a Type 8) suffered a hydraulic fluid leak and it got all over the rail. Slick stuff!
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:14 pm

ouch, a type 8 :(
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Postby efin98 » Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:18 pm

MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:ouch, a type 8 :(


A pain in the butt for those behind it but it looks like a minor malfunction. It's only a minor problem with one car that has probably happened to others over the years I'm sure. Gives the track crews early practice for what is bound to happen with leaves in the next few months.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:06 pm

So which was more of a waste of $$. the Big Dig or the Type-8's ?!? LOL
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Postby efin98 » Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:09 pm

CSX Conductor wrote:So which was more of a waste of $$. the Big Dig or the Type-8's ?!? LOL
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At least the Type 8s have something to replace them when something goes wrong :wink:
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Postby BC Eagle » Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:46 pm

The Green Line has been running slowly in general over the past few weeks. This morning I waited for 20 minutes during rush hour for a train going to North Station at Government Center. A B-Line car pulled in on the Brattle Loop, unloaded it's passengers, sat there for 10 minutes before loading passengers and going back towards North Station. Last Monday evening during rush hour, they were once again using the Brattle Loop between North Station and Government Center. This time, when I got off, the station was packed. Apparently no trains had come for 15 minutes and I stood there waiting for another 15 minutes. By the time a train finally did come, the number of people waiting must have been approaching unsafe levels. I've never seen Government Center so packed, I wouldn't have been surprised if they closed the entrance. Nothing but frustration riding the Green Line...
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