Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby DaWolf85 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:15 pm

deathtopumpkins wrote:But is this work preparation for that? I'd have thought it was already usable in its current state, considering they already regularly run test trains on it.

I can't imagine it gets as regular of maintenance as the other tracks. Possibly it just really needed an overhaul. Of course, there are multiple rotten ties on both of the main tracks near Sullivan, so I'm not sure how much worse the track conditions could get...
They were doing some renovations to the second platform at Community College a while back as well. Possibly related?
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby dieciduej » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:03 pm

deathtopumpkins wrote:Any idea what's going on with the third track on the Orange Line? Sometime around last weekend orange construction fencing appeared all along it, with a bunch of construction equipment staged just behind a derail at the hi-rail pad just north of Community College. Was looking at it again this morning, and the third rail has been removed between Community College and Sullivan, and there was a work crew doing something on the bridge over the commuter rail (with an accompanying painfully slow speed restriction). Is this just third rail replacement?


From what I heard it is part of the Wellington Carhouse/Yard expansion project.

http://www.mbta.com/uploadedfiles/About_the_T/Board_Meetings/J.%20PPP%20Wellington%20Carhouse%20Constr%205-12-17.pdf

They have ripped up the test track across from the Wellington SB platform already. The test track from Community College to just north of Wellington I believe is finally being replaced. I far as I know, with exception of the Dana Bridge, it is all original 1974/75 vintage. Take a look at the test track at the Wellington, hollow ties and shrubbery growing within the gauge. I am not sure if it is fully ATO compliant. Although it is funny they installed new third rail heaters on the test track and its ripped out now.

But I am digressing from the delay thread.

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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby Type 7 3684 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:29 pm

Shuttle buses replacing Green Line service between Lechmere and North Station due to Boston Fire Department activity.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby deathtopumpkins » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:20 pm

Type 7 3684 wrote:Shuttle buses replacing Green Line service between Lechmere and North Station due to Boston Fire Department activity.


Electrical fire at Haymarket.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby Type 7 3684 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:54 pm

Not a great day for the T...
Shuttle buses replacing Red Line between Broadway and Andrew. Broadway Sta is temporarily closed and service is bypassing the station

Edit: Broadway temporarily closed. Trains will bypass the station both ways. Please use Route 7 buses from S Station for service to South Boston

I guess someone climbed up a crane in South Boston, creating a large EMS/Police response. Check out the universal hub twitter for updates
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby jwhite07 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:15 am

Red Line busing early this morning due to broken down work equipment at Andrew. Braintree branch running as far as JFK/UMass with shuttle buses to Park Street, and the T is apparently intending to bus the entire Ashmont Branch to Park Street. I "enjoyed" a very wet and windy walk from Park Street to South Station rather than waiting around for the promised shuttle buses to come, and saw zero of same (and zero MBTA personnel) on the street at Park Street, Downtown Crossing, or South Station. Good luck, Red Line riders, and pray they get this equipment out of the way ASAP.

Question - I seem to recall, and Vanshnookenraggen's map also seems to indicate, that there is a crossover just south of Broadway. Why the heck not use that one rather than attempting to bustitute all the way to Park Street? Something about how the traction power blocks are located maybe?
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:17 pm

Yes, it has to do with the power blocks. The real question would seem to be why they wouldn't have been running JFK-Ashmont if they could run JFK-Braintree. I have a theory, but can't really figure out why they did that.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby jonnhrr » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:53 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:Yes, it has to do with the power blocks. The real question would seem to be why they wouldn't have been running JFK-Ashmont if they could run JFK-Braintree. I have a theory, but can't really figure out why they did that.


There is a single crossover south of JFK/UMass on the Ashmont branch so it would have been operationally possible.

Maybe because Ashmont - JFK is a shorter distance, they figured it was easier to just bus it, and easier for the passengers as a 1 seat ride to Park St.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:56 pm

What are they doing to Blandford pocket? It's marked OOS with ties chained to the middle iron and flanked by traffic cones. Broken rail, or are they scheduling a mini- work job before the Sox home playoff opener?
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby deathtopumpkins » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:33 am

F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:What are they doing to Blandford pocket? It's marked OOS with ties chained to the middle iron and flanked by traffic cones. Broken rail, or are they scheduling a mini- work job before the Sox home playoff opener?


Must have been a quick repair job. There was a short-turning trolley parked there last night when I drove by on Comm Ave shortly after the Sox game, so it's definitely in service.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby Type 7 3684 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:18 pm

According to the MBTA Transit Police Twitter, someone got hit by a train at Waban.

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Shuttle buses replacing Green Line D branch service between Reservoir and Riverside due to a medical emergency at Waban.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby BandA » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:11 pm

Jorge Quiroga at 11PM on WCVB said they were busing between Eliot and "that station on Washington Street" (Woodland). They also interviewed someone who was on the train, who stated the operator locked the doors and they waited for the first responders.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby BandA » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:20 pm

Do they have inward and outward facing cameras on the trolley cabs?
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby dieciduej » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:17 pm

None of the above as far as I know.

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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby CRail » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:32 pm

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