Train control equipment destroyed by train derailment
A train wreck file photo

– News covered by Quincy Quarry News with commentary added.

MBTA announces Braintree Red Line service back to normal.

After over three month after a Red Line train car derailment laid waste to Red Line train control equipment, yesterday afternoon the MBTA announced that the final set of needed repairs has been completed and Red Line service is now back to “its pre-derailment service levels …”

Long-suffering strap hangers and roof riders
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While likely unintended, Quincy Quarry still feel that the T deserves some props for noting that Red Line service is back to “pre-derailment service levels …” as opposed to – for example – claiming it to be fully restored.

That and having the good sense to have previously announced a (worst case scenario, ed.) repair completion date and then have the good luck to then actually manage to finish up the needed repairs a bit ahead of it after announcing earlier that a theoretical return of service would be restored by the middle of last month.

The MBTA’s excuse for Quincy Center
An excuse


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