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Now don't you get all anxious and nervous, but the new Orange Line cars remain out of service

The MBTA, which had hoped to get the two new trains back in service by today, now says it and the manufacturer need more time - just how much they didn't say - to fix whatever's wrong with the "bolsters," part of the mechanism that keeps the wheels attached to the rest of their cars.

Following a thorough inspection of the new Orange Line trains, we've concluded that additional time is needed to address the identified fault. Safety is our top priority & has been the driving force throughout the process of releasing these vehicles.

H/t Rob for the rhyme.

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So do we know how many train sets have even been put into service> 2 maybe. And really not full service since they don’t run the whole service day. So I have been castigated when I said they were years behind schedule before but what the heck is this. Failure after failure since they rolled them into service last year. The MBTA should not get credit for the new train sets until they all are in service and running. That will be a long time from now.

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Aww, shucks. 'Twarn't nuthin'

- especially since it was GoSoxGo who pointed out "nervous".

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I’ve been wondering many, many times
How you still have not run out of rhymes.

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...but as long as I don't notice, it's all good.

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It's the phrase you chose have should.

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What sort of independent engineering review was done on the manufacturer's drawings and design specifications before the OK was given to start fabricating these cars?

And if no such review was done, then perhaps production should be suspended until one is conducted.

Oh wait, these cars will have more and larger video screens than originally proposed. Who cares about mechanical reliability as long as we give the people flashy baubles and trinkets?

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The design is mostly meaningless if the company drifts from tolerances. It could be perfect on paper but poorly fabricated and assembled.

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However, evaluating the design is a good starting point for determining the underlying source of the problem. If your design is marginal to begin with, possible issues with fabrication and/or assembly techniques become even more critical.

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The design is mostly meaningless if the company drifts from tolerances. It could be perfect on paper but poorly fabricated and assembled.

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Pick none.

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