• MBTA HSP46 & MP36 Front Dirt Problem

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

Moderators: CRail, sery2831

  by BostonUrbEx
 
I don't think that the film of soot is enough of a problem for the MBTA (or Keolis especially) to care, given the budget they have. I've never heard a crew call in a windshield or headlight obstructed by the soot. I think clean equipment is a good investment for PR alone, but it just isn't on the radar as it is not critical to the service.
  by MBTA3247
 
ceo wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:30 pm I did a tour of the Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility some years ago. The service & inspection tracks (the 3 going through the south end of the building), where they clean and refuel the trains, all have wash racks where the train exits. So theoretically every train gets washed once or twice a day.
Trains don't go through S&I on a daily basis.
  by CRail
 
Trains don’t typically go through the building. Some do depending on the time of day but most go out the east end the way they came in.