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by CircusFreakGRITZ
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: E Line car storage
Replies: 5
Views: 3370

Re: E Line car storage

Lechmere yard holds a few trains. Also, several early-morning runs from other lines run through to Lechmere and then become E Heath Street trains. If you look at the official schedule you’ll see a footnote that reads something to this effect also.
by CircusFreakGRITZ
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign ...
Replies: 88
Views: 34849

Re: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign ...

Yellowspoon wrote:It's a "B" because the trains always leave Kenmore onto Commonwealth Avenue. Think of "B" for Blandford.
Well I know about the pocket track at Blandford. But what I find interesting is that even the Lechmere-Govt Center shuttles are signed as “B Govt Center” trains.
by CircusFreakGRITZ
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign ...
Replies: 88
Views: 34849

Re: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign ...

I have seen B Kenmore trains before. I think the letter is there to designate that the train is heading outbound. Why it is always a B, I do not know.
by CircusFreakGRITZ
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Green Line Type 9 Thread
Replies: 615
Views: 178392

Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

I was actually referring to the propulsion but see where you are coming from in regards to the horn.
by CircusFreakGRITZ
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Green Line Type 9 Thread
Replies: 615
Views: 178392

Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

I really appreciate how much quieter they are than the Type 8's. You can hear the 8's from blocks away, it is egregious!
by CircusFreakGRITZ
Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Type 7 Overhaul Program
Replies: 558
Views: 192989

Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Glad to see the third brake light!

Also, glad to see they raised the partition next to the center doors on the inside of the car so that the salts in the winter won't corrode it as much anymore!
by CircusFreakGRITZ
Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Countdown Signs Discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 57480

Re: Countdown Signs Discussion

This indicates they are now integrating data not only from a sensor somewhere as far east as Park, but also a sensor within about a hundred yards of Kenmore. Progress! I believe it's the AVI sensor at Copley outbound (which determines which way the switch gets thrown--straight for B, C, D or left f...
by CircusFreakGRITZ
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Green Line Type 9 Thread
Replies: 615
Views: 178392

Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

So has anyone heard any details about the Type 9 procurement? I thought I heard the T was going to announce the winner sometime this month. It's already the 26th and I haven't heard anything.
by CircusFreakGRITZ
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: ASA Discussion (split from New Blue Line Car Discussion)
Replies: 57
Views: 14152

Re: ASA Discussion (split from New Blue Line Car Discussion)

The announcement plays at Ashmont because the train is going to continue without passengers. And the announcement has been on the Green Line right along. In one of the interview videos of Frank Oglesby (the voice of the T) he said he recorded the Red Line announcements in 94, then "again" in the la...
by CircusFreakGRITZ
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Green Line Changing Destinations Middle of Trip
Replies: 25
Views: 5466

Re: Green Line Changing Destinations Middle of Trip

How do you feel about the suggestion of running every train to Lechmere and then assigning it a rotating branch assignment as it turns back west. i.e. B, C, D, E, B, C, D, E etc.? There are several reasons why this will not work. First on the basic level, the system could not support all the servic...
by CircusFreakGRITZ
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Red lights on the Green Line
Replies: 106
Views: 17225

Re: Red lights on the Green Line

OK then, so the T sabotages their own service. Why? You're so "in the know" perhaps you can explain it. Tell us the facts of the situation. Be happy to. You see the T practices the law of "CYA" (e.g., Cover Your Ass). Whenever anything happens they have to do something although it is usually an ove...
by CircusFreakGRITZ
Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion (2011-2017)
Replies: 1202
Views: 327635

Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

Every line was FUBAR'd for the morning rush today, with the exception of the B Line (though I'm sure it was it's typical miserable self) and the Blue Line (which of course, never has a problem unless a wire is down). There was a train which refused to release its brakes at Riverway, causing the E t...
by CircusFreakGRITZ
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Fairmount Line Discussion
Replies: 415
Views: 139470

Re: Fairmount Line Discussion (Future Indigo Line)

What they need to do is make this a heavy rail system that connects to the Red Line at South Station.
by CircusFreakGRITZ
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: MBTA: Ridership Slightly Down
Replies: 7
Views: 1959

Re: MBTA: Ridership Slightly Down

I've noticed many green line trains open all doors during off peak hours and people sneak in the back. This could also cause a "decrease" in ridership. Or perhaps more people are buying weekly passes BECAUSE the fares are higher, and being waved onto the bus or green line without their trips being c...
by CircusFreakGRITZ
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Hank Investigates: Noisy MBTA trains
Replies: 17
Views: 5449

Re: Hank Investigates: Noisy MBTA trains

Pesaturo is full of *. It's not "dangerous" to grease the rails.

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