2019 Subway Delay Thread

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Re: 2019 Subway Delay Thread

Post by Adams_Umass_Boston » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:57 pm

Here is a fun one with not a lot of information


"Westbound Green Line B, C, D trains delayed up to 10 minutes because of a pulled emergency break on-board a train."

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Re: 2019 Subway Delay Thread

Post by typesix » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:15 pm

A relative of mine was on a BC train when this happened. A young guy and woman companion in a wheelchair got on the Type 8 and the guy allegedly pulled the e-brake several times at the wheelchair area, but used his body to shield his arm from view. Thinking the train was defective, the T dumped the passengers at Hynes. A CC train came next everyone got on, including the 2 people. The e-brake started to be pulled again. At Kenmore, police came on board and removed the guy and woman and everything was fine afterwards.

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Re: 2019 Subway Delay Thread

Post by CRail » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:37 pm

To those in the field this is called an "undesired emergency," that is, an emergency application of the brakes that the operator did not call for. After two occurrences of such, the car is to be removed from service and inspected by shop forces. It is unfortunate that a single passenger can create such a service disruption.
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Re: 2019 Subway Delay Thread

Post by BandA » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:17 pm

Put a camera and an audible alarm. Pulling the emergency brake is just like pulling the fire alarm - it's there for emergencies

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Re: 2019 Subway Delay Thread

Post by Rbts Stn » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:42 pm

Track fire near Wellington shuts down the Orange Line today. Buses between Oak Grove and Comm. Coll.

https://www.wcvb.com/article/mbta-suspe ... n/28800954

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Re: 2019 Subway Delay Thread

Post by Adams_Umass_Boston » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:40 pm

Green Line troubles. "A downed overhead wire at the MBTA's North Station forced Green Line riders to evacuate a train."

https://www.wcvb.com/article/mbta-rider ... n/29568676

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