Green Line Type 9 Thread

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by MBTA DMA » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:11 am

I don't think it was for any of that. Infact, I was actually right about 3907 and 3908 the first time. 3909 is the ninth car that arrived in July.

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by MBTA DMA » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:57 am

Type 9 3903 has been accepted

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by MBTA DMA » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:27 am

MBTA Type 9 #3920 is the 10th car and is in testing according to the newtrains.today tracker.

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by Type 7 3684 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:21 pm

I don't think 3920 is here yet, sometimes the numbers on the trackers can be a little bit screwy. I've seen 34xx numbers on the tracker for example. It also seems pretty unlikely that 3920 would be here this early. Additionally, NETransit still says that only 3900-3905 and 3907-3909 have been delivered.

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by The EGE » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:28 pm

3400 numbers, I believe, happen when AVI (location / switch control) units from the Boeings have been reused on other LRVs without adjusting the number they report.

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by MBTA DMA » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:48 am

Well this is not a 3400 number, it's a type 9 (3900s).

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by MBTA DMA » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:51 am

Type 9 3905 has been accepted for revenue service.

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by jwhite07 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:06 am

Speaking of tracker oddities, right now I see 3686-3920-3664 on the B Line... (!). Can't attach a screenshot as I have no image hosting capability at present.

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by Type 7 3684 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:13 pm

I've seen the number 3920 showing up with 3664 on the tracker on multiple occasions now.

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by StefanW » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:08 pm

I've asked the MBTA real-time-data group about the weird vehicle IDs. If I remember correct, they said it's simply a bad read from the AVI. Usually it disappears at the next AVI pickup site. I think they said they had considered some sort of logic that would "throw out" a bad ID number (like 34XX or a trainline combination of 36XX with 39XX which is physically impossible) but they decided it was better for now to keep wacky IDs so that they can locate and perhaps diagnose AVI sites that are flaky. (I hope I'm remembering that correct. It was a while ago.)
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by MBTA DMA » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:39 am

3903 is running as a two-car train with 3902. 3900 has been running as a two-car train with 3904.

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by MBTA DMA » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:41 am

https://newtrains.today/
This is what I use for tracking

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by MBTA DMA » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:10 pm

The MBTA said in a tweet reply to someone that the Type 9 cars are taken out of service during the day to see it's performance : https://twitter.com/MBTA/status/1171836624872906753

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by Type 7 3684 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:37 pm

3900 and 3904 were sitting in the Reservoir yard last weekend.

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by MBTA DMA » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:07 pm

Type 7 3684, I have something to reply to what you said when I mentioned about 3920, sometimes the NETransit Inventory Roster Page doesn't update that a particular vehicle from the Type 9 fleet. They would post it days after. For example, in April, it showed that 3904 and 3905 arrived in March 2019, but that was in April when they added that. So you see? It's the same thing with 3920. 3920 is here but Inventory page won't show that until several days after.

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