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chrisf wrote:I want to know why Keolis has extra cars available but doesn't actually use them on trains.Keolis doesn't have any cars, they use the MBTA's. What extra cars are you referring to? There is not an excess of equipment standing by on some siding waiting for demand to increase. Commuter Rail ridership exceeds capacity every weekday, there isn't any equipment ready for service that isn't used daily.
nomis wrote:You can usually delay routine maintenance for a day or two,Only if the cars were cut for maintenance several days before they were due for inspection, and haven't already been pulled into the shop. And then you need to get them onto trains where they can be of use. Cars get cut for inspections pretty close to the due date, so it may not be practical to leave them/put them back into service for an extra day before taking them back out again.
I heard that the trains got so busy that they weren't selling tickets ...How effective was the viewtopic.php?f=65&t=164864 ring of steel? Say, someone go to North Station or South Station and the ticket booth was closed. Then he gets in line for a train anyway without a ticket.