Monday, July 7, 2008

Last Week's P523 Train

Over the weekend I received this email from Grafton Train Rider regarding some delays last week related to the P523 train. Here is the email:
Dear Train Rider,

I took P523 home on Monday from Back Bay (walked from Cambridge). The train arrived 25 minutes late - at least there was an announcement of a delay. The train ended up arriving to Grafton 44 minutes late since our express train followed the Framingham local, P525. The MBTA would have likely not lost revenue from late train submissions if P525 had been delayed a few minutes to allow boarding of the express train first. Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it?

Well, anyway, the conductor on P502 inbound (she is also assigned to P519 outbound) the next day told me that there was no equipment available at South Station - likely due to a breakdown. Thus, I believe that is why P529 was assigned as all single-level cars as substitute equipment. Sounds like South Station was pretty chaotic on June 30.

Let's hope that July is not too hot so we don't have too many speed restrictions.

Grafton Train Rider
In regards to last week's post about the changes at Union Station, Grafton Train Rider also shared this:
I read the blurb in Worcester Magazine about the new restaurant proposed for Union Station - sounds promising. Hey, if you are looking for other things to do in that area, check out this liquor store - just across from the rotary They also have Monday night single malt scotch nights. Best to subscribe to their calendar.

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