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Old 05-16-2018, 05:47 PM   #921
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Do we know what the per-car passenger capacity of the current and new cars are?
For the new cars, it's 225 on an "A" car (cab car) and 240 on a "B" car. These numbers assume that each standing passenger occupies 1.5 square feet of space and each sitting passenger occupies 12" of knee room in front of them. I don't have any numbers for the current fleet.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:17 PM   #922
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Looking good!! The wave of the future!! Very futuristic, indeed!


Stephanie Pollack said that the Cabot Yard WILL be used for storage of the new Red Line rail cars when not in use. That's what I thought!
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:27 PM   #923
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Stephanie Pollack said that the Cabot Yard WILL be used for storage of the new Red Line rail cars when not in use. That's what I thought!
Was that ever not the case?
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:09 PM   #924
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Well, they’re increasing the total number of cars by about 25%, and say they’re increasing capacity by 50%, so, it must be.
The increases are to peak capacity. They don’t need 50% more cars to run 50% more cars during rush hour.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:21 AM   #925
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Was that ever not the case?

There was speculation & debate as to where the new trains would be kept when & where they would be kept overnight

Bids have gone out as to where the storage yard would be.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:01 PM   #926
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I thought the bids were just for who would do the work on Cabot Yard I don't think there was ever a question of whether they would be stored there or not.
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:24 PM   #927
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I thought the bids were just for who would do the work on Cabot Yard I don't think there was ever a question of whether they would be stored there or not.
Yeah, it was for the expansion of Cabot as far as I know.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:10 PM   #928
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Yeah, it was for the expansion of Cabot as far as I know.

Just like with Wellington Yard. It could stand a make-over as well. They've both been neglected for so long.
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:14 PM   #929
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Just like with Wellington Yard. It could stand a make-over as well. They've both been neglected for so long.
Wellington is currently having significant work done
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Wellington is currently having significant work done


Yes, I know.
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