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BART car door failure

Posted by Jackson Park B Train on Thu Dec 7 20:03:41 2017

Severalweeks ago BART had the 10 car prototype trainset out for a test run w/ CA PUC personnel on board. There were two different failures described in detail in the document referenced below

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4322394/Response-to-CPUC-Letter-of-November-6-2017.pdf

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Re: BART car door failure

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 20:27:27 2017, in response to BART car door failure, posted by Jackson Park B Train on Thu Dec 7 20:03:41 2017.

Maybe BART would be interested in some lightly used R-179's ? LOL

Bill Newkirk

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Re: BART car door failure

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Dec 7 20:48:43 2017, in response to Re: BART car door failure, posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 20:27:27 2017.

.............which also had door issues?

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Re: BART car door failure

Posted by Jackson Park B Train on Thu Dec 7 21:16:01 2017, in response to Re: BART car door failure, posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 20:27:27 2017.

BART would have to buy new trucks -- to fit the notorious 5'6" guage tracks.

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Re: BART car door failure

Posted by The Silence on Thu Dec 7 21:50:02 2017, in response to Re: BART car door failure, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Dec 7 20:48:43 2017.

And came from the SAME FACTORY at the SAME TIME.



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Re: BART car door failure

Posted by FormerVanWyckBlvdUser on Thu Dec 7 22:38:17 2017, in response to BART car door failure, posted by Jackson Park B Train on Thu Dec 7 20:03:41 2017.

From the document, it looks like fail-safe items did their job. I've seen rumors that December 15 is the date that the new trains on BART will go into revenue service. Wait and see.

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Re: BART car door failure

Posted by TransitChuckG on Fri Dec 8 06:08:58 2017, in response to Re: BART car door failure, posted by FormerVanWyckBlvdUser on Thu Dec 7 22:38:17 2017.

Linked


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Re: BART car door failure

Posted by FYBklyn1959 on Fri Dec 8 09:14:22 2017, in response to Re: BART car door failure, posted by Jackson Park B Train on Thu Dec 7 21:16:01 2017.

Not to mention installing ATO equipment

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