Moderators: sery2831, CRail
Red Wing wrote:On the Keolis side, What if there are more "short turn" trains? Turn more trains around at say Anderson or Littleton. Shorter trips mean faster turn around times.It might work on some lines, but overall I don't think it would work Across the board. On the North Side a lot of people from Maine and New Hampshire were catching the train in Newburyport. I have heard from co-workers who did go into work that morning that the trains were all full by Ipswich. This resulted in a several trains passing Salem completely because they were filled to capacity. I'm sure Haverhill and Lowell lines probably saw similar but not as high demand from the origin station due to being a little further out from 95. To the south probably the same with the Providence line.
CRail wrote:If the crowds are that significant during a day of the week, imagine what the crowd size would be on a weekend. It may be less of an impact on the transportation system but it would have a much greater impact on crowd control and public safety. Having them during the day in the middle of the week is quite deliberate.Agreed. I'd imagine that more people would go to the parade on the weekend. When they have the parade on a weekday, there would be plenty of people (myself included) that have to work instead of going to the parade. Having the parade on a weekend would result in even more disappointed folks who can't get on the train, the system would be woefully understaffed for the crush load because they can't reasonably schedule weekday staffing on the off chance that the event occurs. And on top of that, there would be a lot more vehicles on the road.
BandA wrote:Somebody needs to stand up and say no, we aren't going to have the parade on a weekday, normal business is too important. The T needs to say no, we aren't going to provide ANY special service for the parade.You could move someplace where they don't have parades like this. New York City, for instance?