I can understand the Red Sox wanting instant gratification, but somebody in municipal government should have sat them down and explained the facts of life -- or at least talked to the T first.
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Disney Guy wrote:Did any train depart half full because the platforms were full of passengers for different trains and there were plenty of passengers for that train but who were queued up well outside the station?I worked from home because I could to avoid all this as I live in Salem.
Would it have been acceptable to delay a train scheduled for slightly before the end of the parade so that the train could be better filled? Would the T waive the fine if Keolis were to do that?.
ExCon90 wrote:Regarding the comment attributed to Divya Amladi in the Globe story, I assume the T was not consulted in planning the parade on Halloween. Philadelphia had a similar experience when a victory parade was scheduled for a weekday. It stands to reason that no transport operator can be expected to have standby equipment and crews to handle substantial additional passenger loads during a weekday rush hour. Whoever decided to schedule the parade for a weekday, Halloween or not, has some things to answer for.EC90 and Everyone:
ziggyzack1234 wrote:The T isn't at fault for once. They were getting ready for Halloween in Salem, and built the day's schedule around that. But then the Sox wanted their parade as soon as they could make it, and the T had to scramble to get enough trains out there. Weekday rush + Halloween puts the CR near (but not at) capacity at the time it was planned for. Now, add 50% a normal day's riders, and you have a system well over capacity, which by some miracle didn't break down. ExCon90, I agree, some Red Sox employee has to answer for this.ZZ: Was Halloween in Salem the largest event served directly by MBTA Commuter Rail outside of