Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby bostontrainguy » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:47 am

BandA wrote:Do they have inward and outward facing cameras on the trolley cabs?


They had one experimental Type 8 with cameras for a test a year or two ago but they were eventually removed.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby CRail » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:30 pm

3842 was the car. The Type 9s will have them.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby chrisf » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:39 pm

There's been a significant slow zone approaching Ruggles on the northbound Orange Line tracks all week. Trains are coming into the station pretty much at walking speed. I noticed this morning that there's some construction lighting equipment next to the tracks at that location so there may be ongoing work.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby BandA » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:36 pm

CRail wrote:Moderator's Note: The Authority has emergency procedures put in place by its management and conducts its own investigations after every incident. Please stick to facts and avoid commentary about what should have happened especially when you don't have any idea what actually did happen.
A discussion of emergency procedures would make an excellent stand-alone topic. I relayed what the TV report said, what I know about the city's response to a 911 call has been in the past, and stand by my deleted post about what any agency's emergency procedures should be. I also thought the deleted post (someone else wrote) about why the T's response was what it was was interesting and thought-provoking.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby CRail » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:24 am

CRail wrote:you don't have any idea what actually did happen.

Moving right along...
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby bostontrainguy » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:01 am

Just wondering what happened to the trespasser. Last I heard he had "life-threatening" injuries. Any updates?
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby Type 7 3684 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:19 am

For the last day or so, all trains have been using the fence track (track 2) at Park Street. This will be happening until further notice according to the recent alert. Hopefully they’ll get the switch repaired this wekeend
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby CRail » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:59 am

The wall track was back in service Friday afternoon.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby Type 7 3684 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:13 pm

Buses are replacing the Green Line from Riverside to Reservoir. From photos I’ve seen, it looks like 3684 took a wire down.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby dieciduej » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:07 pm

Type 7 3684, so you took down a wire! :P

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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby Type 7 3684 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:30 pm

Guilty as charged :P

Additionally, it looks like 3684-3682 broke down at Reservoir, and when they tried to move, the wire snapped. There are photos on this twitter account: https://twitter.com/redbassett
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby Type 7 3684 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:19 pm

From mbta.com:

Harvard Station closed due to Cambridge Fire Department activity. Red Line and bus service to Harvard Station is suspended until further notice.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby blackcap » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:59 pm

Someone filled a passageway between outbound and inbound platforms with pepper spray, per Universal Hub.
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Postby BandA » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:38 pm

I miss the olden days when people would just use stink b0mbs
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