Green Line Type 9 Thread

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby bostontrainguy » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:15 am

Those front doors don't look like they open far enough to interfere with the drawbars.

Still not sure how they figure a 10% capacity increase. The only difference I see is that a few seats on the lower level flip up allowing more people to stand. No way that will add say 30 passengers?

Don't like the position of the "Mushroom" (emergency brake). It looks like it's too far away and not ergonomically efficient as it is now placed on existing cars. It is much easier to pound down with your fist on a button to your right vs. having to punch forward with your palm.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby jwhite07 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:09 am

Hooray - LED destination signs instead of those horrendous LCDs. The front signs set way back inside that curved enclosure are kind of annoying though.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby diburning » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:41 am

Apparently they go "beep beep."

https://twitter.com/wallabywayyy/status ... 99554?s=09

And this one shows pictures of the destination signs. The letter doesn't quite fit, but I'm sure that's fixable.

https://twitter.com/MBTA/status/1019688801248083968
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby Type7trolley » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:31 am

diburning wrote:Apparently they go "beep beep."

https://twitter.com/wallabywayyy/status ... 99554?s=09

And this one shows pictures of the destination signs. The letter doesn't quite fit, but I'm sure that's fixable.

https://twitter.com/MBTA/status/1019688801248083968

Do these have both electric and air horns?

I see that the truck fairings have already disappeared, although that could just be for testing. The propulsion noise reminds me of the DC Metro. Much more pleasant than a Type 8.

I hope the marker lights don't always flash like that.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby CircusFreakGRITZ » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:19 pm

I really appreciate how much quieter they are than the Type 8's. You can hear the 8's from blocks away, it is egregious!
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby bostontrainguy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:40 am

CircusFreakGRITZ wrote:I really appreciate how much quieter they are than the Type 8's. You can hear the 8's from blocks away, it is egregious!


You can hear those air horns from quite a distance, but you aren't supposed to use them except in an emergency. I always wished there was another warning device between the bell and the air horn especially when street running on Huntington Ave.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby CircusFreakGRITZ » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:09 am

I was actually referring to the propulsion but see where you are coming from in regards to the horn.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby diburning » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:11 am

MassLive posted a video of the politician special.

Things that I can tell/have learned from the video:

1. Controller (throttle) is of a similar style to the Type 8s
2. The four screens near the center section can be used to show ads.
3. The grab poles near the doors have mounting points for the tap targets for Charlie 2.0 when that gets rolled out.
4. The ASA uses a ding-dong prior to automated announcements like the blue line. The voice appears to be the Text-To-Speech Crystal voice (although this may change, as the blue line didn't use its original ASA voice)
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby bostontrainguy » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:44 am

I see the skirts are back.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby Cosakita18 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:32 pm

What is the roll out plan for these? are they getting deployed on all Green Line branches?
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby diburning » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:14 am

Jordan King posted a video of a Type 9 testing at Elliot.

Now we know that it has a real gong bell, although I'm not sure if it still has the standard CAF sound package (the previous video from Twitter showing the beep-beep noise is part of the sound system)
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