Orange Line platforms getting cloggy; riders getting wet and soggy

Signal problems at Wellington are jamming up Orange Line platforms as trains slow to a crawl. David Christopher reports he's at Wellington, where he watched helplessly as two completely full trains pulled in and then left, with no room for anybody to get on.

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New cars and old signals

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When does the new fleet of orange line cars go on its maiden voyage? Wont' really change much if the signals never work.

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You can have the shiniest,

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You can have the shiniest, most impressive train cars on the track, but it doesn't really improve service if the signals are still shitty.

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A repeat of Singapore

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Singapore said, eh, no need to rush the Marina Bay Sands casino rail link. When it happens it happens. Month one, traffic apocalypse. Singapore scrambles to link rail with MBS

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The signals will be upgraded.

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The signals will be upgraded. There is a request for proposals out right now for a design-build firm to upgrade the entire signal system on the Red and Orange Lines. Estimated completion is currently scheduled for 2022.

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The signals will be upgraded.

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The signals will be upgraded. There is a request for proposals out right now for a design-build firm to upgrade the entire signal system on the Red and Orange Lines. Estimated completion is currently scheduled for 2022.

lol

nearly laughed myself to death there

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Unfunded

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Key point

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Insult to injury

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What would add insult to injury, granted this was a signal issue and not a train issue, is if the test cars were on the tracks at Wellington at the time of the signal problem. They were there just north of the Wellington platform around 6 this morning when I was on the Orange Line headed to Boston.

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