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Action Bob Markle

Music, theater, gardening, travel, and my personal life, not always in that order. I try to keep it interesting, I rarely hold back, because one thing I truly believe in is the shared experience of this reality we call life. We're all in this together, people. More than we even know.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The MBTA just keeps getting worse

This morning out of Framingham...the railroad just keeps getting worse...

The 8:47 express that's supposed to arrive in South Station sometime around 8:30 (let's not hold the train to an exact time) pulled in as a local around 9:05. The "express" was behind us; God only knows when those poor souls got to work. In Framingham we waited for four transit police officers and a dog to make a sweep of the cars. What that was all about we had no idea, but we did keep hearing over the loudspeaker how we were going to have to go 25 mph for three miles. No explanation for that either.

Oh, and no conductor showed up in our car to take tickets, so while the MBTA lost money, at least some people didn't have to pay for the shoddy service.

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Blogger Geoff said...

This is a prime example of why I abandoned Worcester for Quincy a month ago. Having the option of a 40ish minute Red Line trip or a 30ish minute commuter boat trip makes for a happy, happy commuter.

September 25, 2007 at 11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CSX strikes again!
The private freight railroad company, which owns the line, decided to do track work during the middle of rush hour.... something the T has no control over.

September 25, 2007 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger John Greiner-Ferris said...

hey anonymous, you don't work for the T, do you?

September 25, 2007 at 3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I don't think it was a rush hour thing. Dropped my husband off at 6:35 for his 6:45 at Framingham and there was a train already there...and a lot of people...turns out it was the 6:05! He got in to work same time as usual but I feel for those folks who expected the early train.

Evening trains arriving in the 'ham have been 15+ minutes late for at least 2 weeks, but that is another story...

September 26, 2007 at 2:41 AM  

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