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This is a train question [Jun. 3rd, 2008|11:36 am]
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I realize this invites snark, but MBTA.com has nothing - anyone know what's up with the Red Line running very slowly between Kendall and Charles-MGH? It's been like that since at least last Thursday - it slows to about a walking pace on the Longfellow Bridge.
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[User Picture]From: 0bsessions
2008-06-03 03:50 pm (UTC)
I've been wondering this too. It's been driving me absolutely fucking batshit. Like others, I really think it has something to do with enhanced caution due to the D Line incident, which makes no fucking sense to me. The D Line incident was, apparently, due to a mixture of red lights and driver incompetence. You don't deal with the former on the red line.

And yes, I seriously did see a man who appeared to be in his sixties outright jogging faster than the fucking train yesterday morning.
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[User Picture]From: ron_newman
2008-06-03 05:41 pm (UTC)
The "red lights" on the D Line were train signals. The line is entirely separated from motor traffic and has no traffic lights.

The Red Line also has train signals. However, if the driver violates them, I think the train automatically goes into emergency stop.
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