Those Singapore train sets: when were they built? It sounds like the trouble was known in 2013 and then re reported in 2016?
In a move that surprised absolutely no one:A spokeswoman for the MBTA confirmed that two six-car train sets had been taken offline, and the “exact cause of the issue is currently under investigation."www.bostonglobe.com
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Probably not by itself. The DGM was clear that any fixes made to the Orange Line would be made to the Red Line at the factory. I'd be more worried about the production rate issues CRRC is apparently having.Any word on new Red Line Cars? assuming this setback will push the timeline out about a month. Hopefully we'll see one in service by June.
Jahvon -- It's a bit like a "Shakedown Cruise" -- after a ship is in the water and the builder has taken it for a spin -- the Navy still wants to do its own test before it joins the fleet.Those trains have been yanked out of service for 3 or 4 times. Why don't they just check them out and fix whatever is wrong with them BEFORE they bring them back , instead of just teasing everyone? I think that would be the better thing to do!!
Not for nothing, but you really need to step back a bit and breathe. Yes, there are prolonged delays and yes, the trains keep getting taken out of service.Makes you kind of imagine what the new Red Line cars will be like when THEY are put into service when they are ready. Didn't even get a chance to try them out yet. This is why I won't go try them out until at least half of the new orange Line trains are working & there are no more glitches to cause them to be taken out or service. It's a damn shame that none of those old rust buckets were put out to pasture yet.View attachment 4087
This. I’ve never seen or heard of any new vehicle (car, train, bus) that hasn’t had to be taken out of service for repairs.Not for nothing, but you really need to step back a bit and breathe. Yes, there are prolonged delays and yes, the trains keep getting taken out of service.
But, as others have said, this is an all-new design and things need to be shaken out. Better now up front than later down the line. And whatever they diagnose on the OL cars, they'll apply to the RL ones as much as possible.
I'm excited as anyone else to see the new cars being put into service. I haven't had the opportunity to ride any of the newOL or GL sets yet. Heck, I'm just happy to get an updated Kinki GL car right now. I understand the disappointment, but think big picture.