• 2018 Subway Delay Thread

  • 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 CRail
 
Indeed. In the eyes of Massachusetts General Law, a trackless trolley is a streetcar and so is not subject to the documentations or inspections required of motor vehicles. Therefor, given that the report above regards the trackless trolley portion of the route your objection is sustained! :P

The transit way is also a "Subway" so as long as a bus delay occurs in the transitway or in the Harvard tunnel it's on topic.
  by Type 7 3684
 
Big mess on the Green Line right now.
Green Line service suspended between Blandford St and Government Center due to a wire problem. Please expect delays as buses are dispatched.
Green Line C branch and Green Line D branch service suspended between Kenmore and Government Center due to a wire problem.
Green Line E branch service suspended between Northeastern and Government Center due to a wire problem
  by Diverging Route
 
A deuce of Type-7s (D) became disabled westbound midway between Government Center and Park Street at 8:45 this morning. I was on an (E) behind it; we sat for 25 minutes while "...officials are heading to investigate; we apologize for the inconvenience." No T-Alert.

Once the disabled got moving, they parked it on the wall track, so all service was routed to the fence track further slowing service.
  by KevinSun242
 
Not a great start to service:
Shuttle buses replacing Red Line service between North Quincy and JFK/UMass due to a power problem. Customers are encouraged to use Commuter Rail from Braintree and Quincy Center to South Station.
Service resumed at around 6:30, according to the MBTA's Twitter.

WCVB reports that a maintenance vehicle derailed though, damaging the track.
  by Type 7 3684
 
Here's a new one:
Orange Line experiencing delays up to 10 minutes due to a train with a vandalized car at Mass Ave. The car has been taken out of service.
  by Adams_Umass_Boston
 
Blue Line experiencing delays of more than 30 minutes due to an eastbound train with a mechanical issue outside of Maverick. The rescue train is working to clear the train from service.
  by Adams_Umass_Boston
 
Just adding,

Blue Line experiencing delays of more than an hour due to an eastbound train with a mechanical issue outside of Maverick. The rescue train is moving the train into Airport Station.
  by Type 7 3684
 
Blue Line service suspended due to power problem at Airport Station.

Affected stops:
Suffolk Downs
Orient Heights
Wood Island
Airport
Maverick
Shuttle bus service will operate Suffolk Downs to Maverick Station.
  by Type 7 3684
 
Shuttle buses replacing Green Line service between Lechmere and Government Center due to a power problem near North Station. Please expect delays as buses are sent.
  by RenegadeMonster
 
Severe delays on the Blue Line this morning. The Blue Line is operating as single track between Government Center and Maverick.

The Red Line is operating as reduced speeds.
  by Disney Guy
 
As the late Paul Harve would say, here's a strange.

Saturday August 25, one of the Orange Line bus shuttle days (Ruggles to Back Bay shuttle this day):

Boarded the train at Forest Hills on the "outbound" platform around noon.
Train went wrong-rail all the way to Ruggles, with appropriate announcements from the motorman at the stops.
A train going the other way passed (of course) on its wrong rail (somewhere around Jackson Sq.).

Final stop at Ruggles on the outbound platform where the train changed ends.

Return trip late in the afternoon, train was going on "the correct rail" although before that, pulling into Ruggles on the outbound platform and changing ends. Passed an inbound using its correct rail. So the wrong rail operation could not have been due to unavailability of a more favorable crossover movement inbound of Ruggles.
  by CRail
 
So you had two trainsets on two tracks. Why would you cross anything over? You got on the same train both times. :wink:
  by Type 7 3684
 
Blue Line, Green Line, and Orange Line experiencing delays of up to 15 minutes due to a power outage in the downtown area. Trains are standing by.
This could get ugly... somehow the Red Line isn't affected.

Edit 8:24 PM:
Maverick and Bowdoin Stations are closed due to a power outage in the downtown area.
  by Adams_Umass_Boston
 
"Due to a disabled train at Aquarium, single track operation is in place between Bowdoin and Maverick. All service will board on the eastbound platforms." Nov 27 2018 09:55 AM

This morning I was on the last car (#0717) and the pantograph went up in the tunnel between Maverick and Aquarium. The train jerked to a complete stop. We had to wait until maintenance folks arrived to lower it. There were fears it would be ripped off. Train was finally moved very slowly to Aquarium and then went out of service.
  by Type 7 3684
 
Not a great day for the Red Line today. 3 instances of trains with mechanical issues plus shuttles from Quincy Adams to Braintree because of a power outage.