Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Another Day, Another Scorcha

It's going to be another scorcha today! Knock on wood, the trains (well at least the Worcester line commuter rail cars I've been in) have had AC.

It seemed like we were behind schedule this morning. Since the trains were recently running about 5 to 8 minutes ahead of schedule, the train seems like it's late even when it's really on time. Anyhoo, my P508 train arrived at South Station around 8:24 a.m., about 1 minute behind schedule.

The Silver Line was packed. When it is this hot, this early in the day, I'm guessing a lot of people didn't want to deal with the heat during the walk from South Station to the Waterfront.

As dga kindly pointed out this morning, The Boston Globe did add a retraction to their article published last week about the bridge being repaired on the Greenbush line. Here is the retraction:
Correction: Because of a reporting error, an article in Friday’s City & Region section about a bridge that needed to be replaced as part of the Greenbush commuter rail line project incorrectly reported the bridge's age. The bridge being rebuilt in Scituate is more than 100 years old and is downstream from a three-year-old rail-crossing bridge.
In the "boy does time fly fast" file. The Amtrak rail repairs, first mentioned on Train Stopping back in February, are upon us. As reported yesterday on the The Boston Channel.com, all Acela Express service and all regional train service between Boston and New York City will be canceled from Saturday, June 14 through Tuesday, June 17 to replace part of a 90-year old bridge that spans the Thames River in Connecticut. Regional trains between Boston and New Haven will also be canceled on Wednesday, June 18th. Amtrak has added a trip that will go through Springfield, MA to accommodate the cancellations.

I hope everyone can stay cool today!

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