Silver Line Thread/Tracker

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sabourinj

Post by sabourinj » Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:21 pm

Well they are testing the bus arival messages again on the silver line, as promised. The Union Park inbound station shows an estimated time till arrival, along with a message that the arrival messages are in testing.

JS

sabourinj

Post by sabourinj » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:09 am

sabourinj wrote:Well they are testing the bus arival messages again on the silver line, as promised. The Union Park inbound station shows an estimated time till arrival, along with a message that the arrival messages are in testing.

JS
Arrival messages seem to be working fairly well, yesterday it actually counted down and said arriving as the bus rounded the corner to Union Park station.

JS

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Post by number1tfan » Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:46 am

According to NeTransit, 1112 is out of service at Everett (misspelled Evewrett) for an accident repair.
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Post by Ron Newman » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:50 am

Anyone know if the Silver Line is still running to and from the airport, after last night's ceiling collapse in the Ted Williams Tunnel?

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Post by Robert Paniagua » Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:15 am

According to MBTA.com, it's still running but with delays. I assume they may be using the Callaghan and Sumner Tunnels to get in/out of Logan Airport.
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Post by CJ » Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:22 pm

I wonder what 'emergency tunnel' they are using, the only openings big enough to get a SL bus through them would be either the HOV lane, or that ramp that comes down by the CA/T OCC. Any Ideas?

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Post by Leo Sullivan » Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:48 pm

The outbound Silver Line is using the emergency access ramp on the outbound side of the open cut between the 'accident' tunnel and the Ted Williams almost opposite Silver Line Way. It turns out to be quite adequate for the artics, wider and more easily curved than the turnaround beyond So. Sta. The grade though steep is no worse than many others on the system and the merge appears reasonable, particularly for an all professional driver outfit. The empty tunnel is quite a strange experience. There is a little congestion inbound but not as bad as it could be. media coverage has cut use to almost the right level for remaining capacity. Cooperation and common sense have made this particular emergency almost painless for the Silver Line and passengers.
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Post by ckb » Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:58 pm

I wonder if a "Silver Lining" (sorry, couldn't help myself) of this whole debacle could be a permanent use of this access ramp?

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Post by AgentSkelly » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:21 pm

I took the Sliver Line to my hotel, the Logan Hilton last weekend and I was very impressed with the Silver Line.

The Air Conditioning was perfect. When the bus switched to Diesel, I barely noticed the temperature drop between the engine restart.

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Post by jck » Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:19 am

That emergency onramp easily shaved 5 minutes off the trip, it was almost surreal how quickly we were out of SL Way and in the TWT.

I wonder if there is any chance that they will continue to allow the Silver Line to use this ramp once this debacle is over.

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Post by AznSumtinSumtin » Wed Jul 19, 2006 5:30 pm

There's a Silver Line bus inside the Watertown Carhouse. I couldn't see it very well. I couldn't get its number or what type of bus it is. Does anyone have any explanations?

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Post by CJ » Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:06 pm

Well, WHDH is reporting that the governor called for a shutdown of the TWT east.

How is this going to affect the silver line, unless they go 2 ways inside the TWT west, but I am doubting that. Oh the delays!

Edit- From the T's site:
Due to the closing of the eastbound lane of the Ted Williams tunnel, Silver Line service is running between all Logan Airport terminals and Airport Station on the Blue Line. Passengers desiring service into Boston can get off at Aquarium Station and re-board the Silver Line for service to the Boston waterfront. Passengers can also remain on the Blue Line for service into Downtown Boston. Passengers on subway service should remain on the subway to the Blue Line for service to Logan Airport. Silver Line passengers should get off at Silver Line Way for shuttle bus service to Aquarium Station to tranfer to the Blue Line.
Would be nice if it stuck, but alas, it will probably be like this for quite a while!

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Post by StevieC48 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:30 pm

Silver Line Thread will remain active and will not be abolished.
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Post by danib62 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:20 pm

StevieC48 wrote:Silver Line Thread will remain active and will not be abolished.
Way to feed into the MBTA's propganda that the silver line is in fact on par with the rest of the rapid transit system! :wink:

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Post by RussNelson » Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:26 pm

Rode the "Silver Line" a few weeks ago, for the first time. Very unimpressed. If I wanted to ride the bus, I would have ridden the bus. Instead, I got to ride a bus when I wanted to ride a train. Noisy and bumpy. Bleh.

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