• 2019 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 Adams_Umass_Boston
 
Here is a fun one with not a lot of information


"Westbound Green Line B, C, D trains delayed up to 10 minutes because of a pulled emergency break on-board a train."
  by typesix
 
A relative of mine was on a BC train when this happened. A young guy and woman companion in a wheelchair got on the Type 8 and the guy allegedly pulled the e-brake several times at the wheelchair area, but used his body to shield his arm from view. Thinking the train was defective, the T dumped the passengers at Hynes. A CC train came next everyone got on, including the 2 people. The e-brake started to be pulled again. At Kenmore, police came on board and removed the guy and woman and everything was fine afterwards.
  by CRail
 
To those in the field this is called an "undesired emergency," that is, an emergency application of the brakes that the operator did not call for. After two occurrences of such, the car is to be removed from service and inspected by shop forces. It is unfortunate that a single passenger can create such a service disruption.
  by BandA
 
Put a camera and an audible alarm. Pulling the emergency brake is just like pulling the fire alarm - it's there for emergencies