New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by Robert Paniagua » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:16 pm

I guess they have to hold onto the older train cars in case more teething issues arise from the new cars again just a precautionary measure
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by chrisf » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:41 pm

It seems one of the new cars derailed in Wellington yard today. I assume that means we're going to see more delays on them going into service while this is investigated.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by daybeers » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:08 pm

Arborwayfan wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:49 pm
That is, the beeping is so that blind people can find the doors and know that they are open. At least I assume that's the idea. I have noticed that in Salt Lake City's newest cars.
Why haven't we seen this already on other cars? WMATA's 7000-series cars are relatively new and they don't have these chimes.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by andrewjw » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:14 pm

They have other ADA issues (lack of chains between cars) and had to play a "This is a 7000 series train" announcement until this was fixed. I am not so sure they are a good model for ADA compliance.
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by Bramdeisroberts » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:38 am

I'm not sure WMATA is a good model for *anything* right now. Their recent struggles make the MBTA look like the Tokyo Metro by comparison.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by RenegadeMonster » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:49 am

chrisf wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:41 pm
It seems one of the new cars derailed in Wellington yard today. I assume that means we're going to see more delays on them going into service while this is investigated.
On the news last night they said this derailment was caused by a switch not functioning correctly. The switch is set to be replaced as part of all the track work that is on going.

So with that being said, I doubt it will delay any new sets being approved for service.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by chrisf » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:48 am

I can’t find the article I read yesterday, but now the new trains have been removed from service again due to a strange noise. There wasn’t any further detail in the article besides that, unfortunately.
Edit: the article was in the Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/ ... story.html
The MBTA spokesperson referred to the noise as “uncommon” and unrelated to the derailment.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by BowdoinStation » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:49 pm

Probably the Chinese government surveillance equipment onboard malfunctioning.. :P

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by troffey » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:52 pm

chrisf wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:48 am
I can’t find the article I read yesterday, but now the new trains have been removed from service again due to a strange noise. There wasn’t any further detail in the article besides that, unfortunately.
Edit: the article was in the Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/ ... story.html
The MBTA spokesperson referred to the noise as “uncommon” and unrelated to the derailment.
Whatever it may have been, the new trains haven't run since (over a week now). Has anyone heard or seen any updates?

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by Commuterrail1050 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:21 am

The pads that holds the train with the propulsion system that makes the train move and the wheels wore out too quickly making the noise which is why they went out of service again. There's no time estimate on when they would return. From Steve Poftak the general manager of the mbta.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by typesix » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:57 am

Sounds like truck/body side bearer problem.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by charlesriverbranch » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:25 pm

andrewjw wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:14 pm
They have other ADA issues (lack of chains between cars) and had to play a "This is a 7000 series train" announcement until this was fixed. I am not so sure they are a good model for ADA compliance.
How are chains between cars an ADA issue? The end doors are locked, and passengers aren't allowed to use them.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by CRail » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:15 pm

Because a blind person might mistake the space between cars as an open door. That’s why all cars (subway or commuter) with automatic doors have end gates.
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by Adams_Umass_Boston » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:53 pm

Reported seat problem on the new Orange Line cars - https://twitter.com/steveannear/status/ ... 2703095812

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