Another upright derailment; more commuter-rail failment

The MBTA is reporting delays on trains out of South Station due to another one of those upright derailments. NBC Boston has a photo of the cars in question - it might still be upright, but it's listing. NBC Boston also reports the cars derailed when two separate trains collided.


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Will the Baker Globe ever question his management skills?

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The state police are a mess of cheats, the foster care system is broken, the MBTA is getting worse and worse but more expensive. Yet, the Globe just keeps telling us how great he is. His son is a sex predator but goes unpunished. If this were happening to a democratic governor, the Globe would be all over him or her. But like Foxnews and Trump, the Globe coddles their man and asks no questions.


Charlie=Blaine the Mono

The MBTA’s Charlie is really Blaine. Blaine is a pain.

Don't ask me silly questions
I won't play silly games
I'm just a simple choo choo train
And I'll always be the same.

I only want to race along
Beneath the bright blue sky
And be a happy choo choo train
Until the day I die.


This was a collision that

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This was a collision that caused a derailment. Surprised the news coverage has focused on the derailment part and not the collision part. If there had been more than four passengers involved (good thing it was a Fairmount train!) maybe it would get more attention.So much for all that money spent on PTC to prevent collisions.


Haven't heard anything about the NTSB

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being called in to investigate. If they don't get involved, which (unfortunately) is likely, I wouldn't hold my breath on seeing any sort of report released.

And I've said this before, but it bears repeating. Our Legislative and Congressional delegations should be petitioning the NTSB to conduct a special safety audit of the MBTA.

Why is nothing being done

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Why is nothing being done about the commuter rail? Delays, cancellations and short sets daily. Now, two derailments in one week. Not to mention fares going up and no reimbursements allowed... consumers being fleeced? Repeatedly collecting payment for a service not provided is fraud, no?