• Green Line Type 9 Thread

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

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  by Type 7 3684
 
Didn't even notice until you pointed it out.
  by Type7trolley
 
diburning wrote:Just an observation: the lead car is numbered 3900, while the trailing car does not appear to have a number.
It shows up as 3901 on tracking sites when active.
  by RailBus63
 
It's almost 2019 and the T is still using those clunky metal advertising racks. :(
  by Type 7 3684
 
Better than using the sticker ads that ruin the paint when taken off.
  by Type 7 3684
 
Per the FMCB board meeting today, 3900 is scheduled to begin service starting this week. 3901 is supposed to follow sometime in January.
  by StefanW
 
I have a bug in my code, so until I get a chance to fix it here's what you can try:
https://sites.harvard.edu/~wuensch/T/subway-map.html#trains and click the "Show a detailed table" button, then click on the header (top row) of the column "Lead Car No." and if they are active 3900/3901 should appear at the top.

After I fix the bug, once again you will be able to add "?car=XXXX" onto the URL like before so at that point these URLs should work:
https://sites.harvard.edu/~wuensch/T/subway-map.html?car=3900
https://sites.harvard.edu/~wuensch/T/subway-map.html?car=3901

Fingers crossed I should be able to make that fix this week. (My real job has kept me really busy lately!)
  by StefanW
 
Geez how about that! Just a few minutes after that last post THEY ARE OUT ON A TRIP.
Lead Car 3900, Green Line D Inbound to Government Center, STOPPED_AT Woodland predicted departure at 12:38 PM
  by StefanW
 
Also 3901 showed up in the data for a moment just now. It was approaching Kenmore on a D trip inbound.

Apparently they are running as single car trips at the moment, if the data is correct.
Last edited by CRail on Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:44 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Unnecessary quote removed.
  by StefanW
 
StefanW wrote:Also 3901 showed up in the data for a moment just now. It was approaching Kenmore on a D trip inbound.
Nope - looped at Kenmore - 3901 now heading back out on D.
Screen Shot 2018-12-18 at 12.50.33 PM.png
  by Type 7 3684
 
3900 was just testing, not in revenue service yet.
  by The EGE
 
Thank you so much!!!! I'll be in Boston for just a few days at year's end, and this will make it vastly easier to see a Type 9.
  by Type 7 3684
 
3900 has been accepted for service according to NETransit. The first run is expected by tomorrow.
  by Arlington
 
Photos from first revenue trip of a Type 9:
https://mobile.twitter.com/transitalex/ ... 6582368256" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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