• 10/19/21 Heath St Type 8 Derailment

  • Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.
Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

Moderators: CRail, sery2831

  by CRail
 
It really doesn't take much for these things!
  by octr202
 
The Type 8...the trolley that derails standing still on a glass tabletop!
  by Commuterrail1050
 
How many more derailments do we need before anything significant is done? This year alone it’s been by far too many for something to not be wrong. It’s sad and scary at the same time.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
It doesn’t add up at all. A skateboard should not cause a derailment ever! It’s just rediculous that derailments keep happening on the Mbta.
  by BandA
 
The Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie / AnsaldoBreda Type 8's are known to easily derail, which was estimated to cost the "T" an extra $101M over the expected 20 year life. Based on this derailment, maybe Type 8's should be removed from street running past Brigham Circle, and extend the life of the Kinki Type 7's and prioritize the Type 8 to be replaced first. And don't want them on the Mattapan line - keep the PCCs.
  by TurningOfTheWheel
 
Given that interoperability with the 7s/8s was a specification of the Type 9 RFP, I wouldn't be surprised if we see 7/9 consists when the 10s start to arrive, with the 8s being the first to go. We already know that the 8s aren't going to get a midlife, and their derailing problems don't appear to have gotten better with age.
  by typesix
 
The type 9 will not MU with either the 7 or 8. The 9 will be able to mechanically couple to a 7/8 for towing/pushing. Long term is for the 9s to replace the PCCs.