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Not what Green Line riders deserve: Dead train at Packard's Corner curve

"Moderate" delays on the Green Line to and from Brighton due to a deceased trolley at Packards Corner, the MBTA reports.

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Yes, it's hot. It gets hot in the summer. Plan for it. Prepare for it. Deal with it.

I'm talking to you, Charlie "No Fees or Taxes except..." Baker, and your handpicked minions who are more than happy to raise the price of my Charlie Card and still deliver service worth sh*t.

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Does anybody else find it ironic-slash-revealing that that an immobile trolley only creates "moderate" delays? What would create "severe" delays? Earthquake? Tornado? Biblical flood?

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half inch of snow

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two immobile trolleys

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derailment, NTSB shut down, turkey attack, system wide power failure, system wide signal failure or switch control failure

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based on the severity of the reported problem and how quickly it is anticipated to be corrected.
In reality, it's clear that most delay rankings sound like the alert writer is throwing darts at a board.

Back before the T saw fit to spend money "improving" the alert system, severity of problems were expressed in terms of anticipated length of delay. IIRC, the terms the T used were "10 to 20 minutes", "20 to 40 minutes", and 40+ minutes."

IMO, that was a far better system than the current "minor", "moderate", "severe" system is.

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They should switch to an even less useful color coded system. The system is "Orange" (Heightened Delays) right now.

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I'm not hogging the grid. I still haven't put my A/C in, largely because I don't want to mush this warm weather.

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