When the time comes, folks from Seashore will inspect the cars still on the property and pick the pair in the best condition.
"The destination of this train is [BEEP BEEP]" -announcement on an Ashmont train.
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hxa wrote: ↑Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:01 pm A "door problem" is not necessarily a "door defect". Anything stuck in the gap between the doors and the car body or between the doors and the guide rails may result in a door problem. The motors aren't very powerful. This is by design, since you may end up with severe injuries if someone has his fingers or toes in the gap, otherwise.Media report was the door would not close, they fussed with it for like ?15? minutes, delaying service, then took the train out of service. I don't know anything further.
Perhaps the only way to avoid such problems is to control the crowdedness, so that passengers aren't in frequent contact with these doors.
typesix wrote: ↑Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:57 pm Where cars are headed, including Seashore.Oh man there's a great comment on that article that I Just have to share. One commenter asked this question "Can’t they move any of these cars closer to Middleboro on tracks?" and was met with a great response, "Train tracks aren't uniformly spaced and sized. So you can't run an orange line train on commuter rail or freight tracks, and vice versa."
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/09/12/ ... ed_Results
Disney Guy wrote: ↑Wed Jan 04, 2023 11:36 am Should be plenty of older (Hawker Siddeley) trains still usable.I believe the are 48 Hawkers, 8 sets, listed as in service aka ready to go. The problem is willingness and clearance to do so. With the change in Governor that may change the willingness but I still think there is a clearance issue with the DPU, FTA or some regulating body.
The Boston Globe wrote:Starting nearly a decade ago, Massachusetts leaders made a promise that now appears to have been too good to be true: In exchange for more than $800 million, a Chinese company would build 404 new Red and Orange Line cars for the MBTA by 2023 in a brand-new Springfield factory, resurrecting the long-dormant railcar manufacturing industry in Western Massachusetts and creating hundreds of stable local jobs.
But nearly five years after the factory got up and running, only 90 of around 340 cars that were supposed to have been delivered by now are in the hands of the MBTA, and even fewer are carrying passengers. A battery explosion, derailment, loose brake bolts, and electrical arcing have forced the T to repeatedly pull the new cars out of service and rely on faulty old cars that were supposed to be retired decades ago.