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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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.
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.
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.Whatever it may have been, the new trains haven't run since (over a week now). Has anyone heard or seen any updates?
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.