Green Line Type 9 Thread

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:24 pm

Didn't even notice until you pointed it out.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby diburning » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:21 pm

Just an observation: the lead car is numbered 3900, while the trailing car does not appear to have a number.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby Type7trolley » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:47 pm

diburning wrote:Just an observation: the lead car is numbered 3900, while the trailing car does not appear to have a number.

It shows up as 3901 on tracking sites when active.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby RailBus63 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:59 pm

It's almost 2019 and the T is still using those clunky metal advertising racks. :(
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:15 pm

Better than using the sticker ads that ruin the paint when taken off.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:14 pm

Per the FMCB board meeting today, 3900 is scheduled to begin service starting this week. 3901 is supposed to follow sometime in January.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby StefanW » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:34 pm

I have a bug in my code, so until I get a chance to fix it here's what you can try:
https://sites.harvard.edu/~wuensch/T/subway-map.html#trains and click the "Show a detailed table" button, then click on the header (top row) of the column "Lead Car No." and if they are active 3900/3901 should appear at the top.

After I fix the bug, once again you will be able to add "?car=XXXX" onto the URL like before so at that point these URLs should work:
https://sites.harvard.edu/~wuensch/T/subway-map.html?car=3900
https://sites.harvard.edu/~wuensch/T/subway-map.html?car=3901

Fingers crossed I should be able to make that fix this week. (My real job has kept me really busy lately!)
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby StefanW » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:38 pm

Geez how about that! Just a few minutes after that last post THEY ARE OUT ON A TRIP.

Lead Car 3900, Green Line D Inbound to Government Center, STOPPED_AT Woodland predicted departure at 12:38 PM
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby StefanW » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:49 pm

Also 3901 showed up in the data for a moment just now. It was approaching Kenmore on a D trip inbound.

Apparently they are running as single car trips at the moment, if the data is correct.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby StefanW » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:51 pm

StefanW wrote:Also 3901 showed up in the data for a moment just now. It was approaching Kenmore on a D trip inbound.


Nope - looped at Kenmore - 3901 now heading back out on D.

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:25 pm

3900 was just testing, not in revenue service yet.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby The EGE » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:20 pm

Thank you so much!!!! I'll be in Boston for just a few days at year's end, and this will make it vastly easier to see a Type 9.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:07 am

3900 has been accepted for service according to NETransit. The first run is expected by tomorrow.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby csor2010 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:03 am

Stefan's tracker currently shows 3900 as a one-car D train, approaching Gov't Center inbound.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby Arlington » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:48 pm

Photos from first revenue trip of a Type 9:
https://mobile.twitter.com/transitalex/ ... 6582368256
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