Monday, September 10, 2007

Riding On Empty

kylegirl has an amazing story over on the b0st0n LiveJournal community:

True MBTA story!

On Sunday 9/9 the 7:30 Rockport train ran out of fuel. Read the story for the details.

I've never heard of that happening before. There must be procedures in place to prevent that sort of thing from I have to wonder, what went wrong?

Was the system always run this badly? Between this and the communications failure at High Street, the last few days have been pretty awful for the T!

Friday, September 7, 2007

AC, and system meltdown

It's a hot day, so it wasn't a surprise to see yet another hot car on the Franklin #715 train: coach 1517. There was the usual overcrowding in other coaches, with about 20 standees per coach. And once again, the temperature in the hot car was nearly unbearable, even with the doors open.

On an unrelated note, a friend just passed on the news (from The Boston Community on LiveJournal) that "the communications center at High Street has lost it's (sic) ability to communicate with all trains and buses (commuter rail excluded). All of the T Stations are already starting to get crowded with hundreds of people and there are delays system wide".