The tape was probably put on by S&I. They won't be able to replace the seat until the next time the car visits BET or Readville for an inspection.
"The destination of this train is [BEEP BEEP]" -announcement on an Ashmont train.
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CRail wrote:It lost its plow in a snowbank.I thought they were suppose to fix that problem after the last incident a few winters back....
sonicdoommario wrote: ↑Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:07 am The 1812 has returned and is being prepped for service! It's been out of commission for what, five years now?That's the one that was damaged in the early morning Lowell line derailment years ago, right?
In addition to these 80 coaches, the release of a Request for Proposals for additional bi-level coaches is anticipated for November 2019 with an award of procurement of up to 100 coaches, plus options, anticipated for November 2020. The first of those 100 coaches is anticipated to be delivered in July 2024 and the last in June 2027.
MBTA3247 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:52 pm Seriously? They decided not to exercise the options on the original Rotem order because the cars were so badly built, and now they're going right back to them with a no-bid contract? Which is most likely going to suffer the same problems with delays and poor build quality as the first contract, since Rotem has to restart the factory and hire new people. They should've gone to Kawasaki, which we know has no issues getting bilevel cars built right.I've heard from reliable sources that once the teething problems were ironed out, the T has been very, very impressed with how well the Rotems have been built and how they've held up over the past 5+ years.