Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby CRail » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:03 am

peconicstation wrote:If it takes longer to do the work overnight, then so be it, what they can do it start work by bustituting the last 2 hours or so of service, and spread the work out over a longer period of days.
The extra cost is something that they have to deal with, period.

No, Charlie Baker's administration has based its existence on cutting expenses system-wide whether they're necessary or not. Calling the state house and telling that administration "if the T costs extra to run so be it" is going to go over like a paper flood gate. Sometimes what you're suggesting is done; for a very long time Orange Line service was suspended from North Station or Sullivan to Oak Grove every night after 9pm when the ATO system was extended to Oak Grove. Weekend diversions are sometimes unavoidable, however, and this is the time to work in the tunnels because summer is the time to work outside. A track laborer I know explained that the work being done was replacing the rail in the Bowdoin loop and other worn rail. This is something best done in one fell swoop, and you can't take out a section of rail tonight, run service tomorrow, and put the new rail in tomorrow night.

peconicstation wrote:BHC cruises stated that they are never informed when the Blue Line is being shut down for work, and if they would know this in advance they might be able to offer Ferry Service from
the Nickel Dock for a reduced set fare.

Now THAT is a fantastic idea! If you're going to call the State House, there's something you ought to suggest. Now if only the ferries could be met on the other side of the harbor by an elevated train built on the waterfront of the North End... too bad no one ever thought of that before! :wink:
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:52 pm

At the start of service this morning, there was disabled track equipment somewhere on the Orange Line. Buses were being provided between Jackson Square and Back Bay, with no replacement service between Back Bay and Haymarket. Service resumed at about 6:14am.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby CRail » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:48 pm

The Green Line all but closed this afternoon. Nothing?
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby StefanW » Fri May 05, 2017 9:35 pm

Yikes.

mbta.com Service Alerts wrote:Red Line service suspended at Braintree Station due to police action. No service in/out of Braintree station. All Braintree trains will terminate at Quincy Adams.

Affected stops:
Braintree
No service in/out of Braintree station. All Braintree trains will terminate at Quincy Adams.Please seek alternative transportation.

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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Fri May 05, 2017 9:43 pm

There was a shooting there, and at Broadway according to twitter.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby BandA » Fri May 05, 2017 10:40 pm

The shooting at the Motel 6, Union Ave Braintree, and the double homicide inside 141 Dorchester Ave South Boston, appear on the surface to be unrelated. I'm guessing there are a lot of commuters that can't access their cars in Braintree.
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