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Man winds up under Red Line train at Park Street
By adamg on Tue, 01/31/2023 - 2:20pm
Red Line service in both directions was shut after a man wound up on the tracks at Park Street around 1:45 p.m.
The T is now running shuttle buses between Harvard Square and Broadway.
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Should this person go to jail for delaying thousands and have their T privileges revoked?
Just want to make sure when a car is not involved in delaying the T that you have an equal sense of justice for an equal crime.
Do you have a volume control?
Because you might want to dial it back a bit. Unless, of course, you're unable to make any sort of distinction between somebody who likely suffered serious injuries getting hit by a train and somebody who doesn't know how to drive.
You Are Right About This One Thing.
I am sorry.
Nevertheless, calling for jail time for someone driving onto the tracks on Beacon Street is comical.
Are mobile phones causing these incidents?
Passengers looking too intently at their screens and not at the yellow caution lines on the platform edges?
Don't blame the phone, blame
Don't blame the phone, blame the person who is completely absorbed in the phone.
I was guessing that maybe it has been a rash of suicide attempts, but maybe inattentiveness is another possibility.
We could prevent 100% of these incidents
Subway systems that have been properly maintained and upgraded don’t have this issue, as they have platform doors that remain closed until a train has arrived and opened its doors.
If you only travel in the US, you may not have seen these except at airports. Many of their people mover systems include this feature.
But not our “world class city,” where our only investment was to spend 1/10th of a Highway tunnel to extend the Green Line 3 miles in an existing rail right-of-way.
You could give the MBTA $100 trillion dollars
And service would still suck with gross stations. Maybe after a quick refresh things would look nice then they’d start leaking and falling apart and say they need more money.
Can you name a single subway
Can you name a single subway line anywhere in the world that had platform doors installed after it was already running without them?
can't be installed on the Red Line as long as they use their current mix of equipment, where some cars have 3 doors and others have 4.