• Green Line Type 9 Thread

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

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  by bostontrainguy
 
Those front doors don't look like they open far enough to interfere with the drawbars.

Still not sure how they figure a 10% capacity increase. The only difference I see is that a few seats on the lower level flip up allowing more people to stand. No way that will add say 30 passengers?

Don't like the position of the "Mushroom" (emergency brake). It looks like it's too far away and not ergonomically efficient as it is now placed on existing cars. It is much easier to pound down with your fist on a button to your right vs. having to punch forward with your palm.
  by jwhite07
 
Hooray - LED destination signs instead of those horrendous LCDs. The front signs set way back inside that curved enclosure are kind of annoying though.
  by diburning
 
Apparently they go "beep beep."

https://twitter.com/wallabywayyy/status ... 99554?s=09" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And this one shows pictures of the destination signs. The letter doesn't quite fit, but I'm sure that's fixable.

https://twitter.com/MBTA/status/1019688801248083968" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by Type7trolley
 
diburning wrote:Apparently they go "beep beep."

https://twitter.com/wallabywayyy/status ... 99554?s=09" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And this one shows pictures of the destination signs. The letter doesn't quite fit, but I'm sure that's fixable.

https://twitter.com/MBTA/status/1019688801248083968" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Do these have both electric and air horns?

I see that the truck fairings have already disappeared, although that could just be for testing. The propulsion noise reminds me of the DC Metro. Much more pleasant than a Type 8.

I hope the marker lights don't always flash like that.
  by CircusFreakGRITZ
 
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 bostontrainguy
 
CircusFreakGRITZ wrote: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!
You can hear those air horns from quite a distance, but you aren't supposed to use them except in an emergency. I always wished there was another warning device between the bell and the air horn especially when street running on Huntington Ave.
  by CircusFreakGRITZ
 
I was actually referring to the propulsion but see where you are coming from in regards to the horn.
  by diburning
 
MassLive posted a video of the politician special.

Things that I can tell/have learned from the video:

1. Controller (throttle) is of a similar style to the Type 8s
2. The four screens near the center section can be used to show ads.
3. The grab poles near the doors have mounting points for the tap targets for Charlie 2.0 when that gets rolled out.
4. The ASA uses a ding-dong prior to automated announcements like the blue line. The voice appears to be the Text-To-Speech Crystal voice (although this may change, as the blue line didn't use its original ASA voice)
  by bostontrainguy
 
I see the skirts are back.
  by Cosakita18
 
What is the roll out plan for these? are they getting deployed on all Green Line branches?
  by BandM4266
 
CircusFreakGRITZ wrote: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!
It’s actually too quiet, it sneaks up on you as you don’t hear it coming like the 7/8’s.
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