Red Line Train vs. Passenger at Harvard (2/20/07)

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Red Line Train vs. Passenger at Harvard (2/20/07)

Postby CRail » Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:45 pm

At approximately 8:00pm a man was struck by a train at 10mph on the northbound track at harvard station. 40 minutes later and the 3rd rail power is just shut down.

Bustitution from Park Street to Alewife.
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Postby GP40MC 1116 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:48 pm

I wonder if this is a confirmed Code 2, I havn't been able to gather anything further from my scanner. Cambridge Fire dosn't come in up here in NH.
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Postby StevieC48 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:49 pm

Person was transported to Beth Isreal Hospital Boston MA.
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Postby b&m 1566 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:55 pm

Was this a passanger or an employee? Anybody on board the train injured?
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Postby CRail » Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:58 pm

They are running bendy-busses (60 footers) on the shuttle!!!! Interesting!
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Postby alex45 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:59 pm

Is the redline shut down at the moment?
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Postby CRail » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:09 pm

CRail wrote:Bustitution from Park Street to Alewife.

CRail wrote:They are running bendy-busses (60 footers) on the shuttle!!!! Interesting!

alex45 wrote:Is the redline shut down at the moment?


Hmm, good question!

Was not an employee.
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Postby b&m 1566 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:40 pm

I over heard that it was an attempted suicide. An incident like this is the last thing the MBTA needs especially after the last few months.
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Postby GP40MC 1116 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:41 pm

Conscious Male Patient with Multi Trauma Removed from the pit by Cambrdge Fire, Professional Ambulance ALS to Beth Israel Deconess Medical Center with members of Cambrdge Fire Squad 4 on Board
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Postby AznSumtinSumtin » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:43 pm

CRail wrote:
CRail wrote:Bustitution from Park Street to Alewife.

CRail wrote:They are running bendy-busses (60 footers) on the shuttle!!!! Interesting!

alex45 wrote:Is the redline shut down at the moment?


Hmm, good question!

Was not an employee.

Well? Is the Red Line shut down or not? I'm waiting for an answer here!
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Postby jck » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:44 pm

Service is being turned around at Harvard. I just rode from Park Street to Central. The train was stopping for 3-5 minutes at each of Charles and Kendall.

Should've taken a cab instead.
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Postby AznSumtinSumtin » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:51 pm

alex45 wrote:Is the redline shut down at the moment?

Generally speaking, when a person gets mowed down by a subway train, they usually shut down the subway to clean up the blood and get the person to a hospital. But it's possible that they continue operating, with each passing train continually mowing down the person even more.

jck wrote:Service is being turned around at Harvard. I just rode from Park Street to Central. The train was stopping for 3-5 minutes at each of Charles and Kendall.

A person gets run over at Harvard, and the trains are still stopping at Harvard? Interesting.
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Postby bmiller » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:15 pm

I was on the second car of the train. We were moving slowly, rounding the curve to enter the station, when the emergency brake came on; so I doubt anyone on board could have been hurt. Some people started moving to the doors when we stopped, thinking we were in the station already. After a couple minutes, the ventilation and half of the lights turned off (could the third rail in the station been turned off, and the train continued to get some power from the rear cars?). Then eventually a T employee led us through to the front of the first car, and out onto the platform. While we were stopped, I heard at least one inbound train go through the station as normal.

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Postby redline43 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:25 pm

jck wrote:
Service is being turned around at Harvard.


If you can run them all the way to Harvard, why not run them all the way to Alewife?
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Postby bbfen » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:42 pm

Generally speaking, when a person gets mowed down .


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