Orange Line to stay slow out of Forest Hills for another couple months

The inbound track needs repairs, but that requires some special parts, which are currently on order, T spokesman Joe Pesaturo says:

The speed restriction will remain in place until the repairs are made. Upon the arrival of some parts needed to make the repairs, the work will be scheduled for a weekend within sixty days.

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Orange Line: Winter's coming, but

Orange Line: Winter's coming, but so what? All the slowdowns we will "experience" are now fully justified by the speed restrictions.

This means that until the repairs are made, the T is off the hook for not having anticipated winter-related problems such as switching problems, things freezing...you all know the whole list, I'm sure.

The MBTA has for years

The MBTA has for years demonstrated that keeping politically connected friends and family in six figure no-show jobs is a higher priority than spare parts or keeping sufficient skilled technicians on staff.

What's so unusual about the

What's so unusual about the Orange Line that it requires parts that are so hard to get? It's a railroad. Electric railroads have been around for more than 100 years. It shouldn't be hard to build it out of standard components, whose parts can be available within a day or two.