The MBTA announcement this morning, he was not able to lift the “global” speed limits on the Green Line this morning as he had hoped yesterday:
While driving a Green Line test train through areas where faults had previously been detected, crews identified speed signs that need to be moved to implement block restrictions. Therefore, the global speed restriction will remain in place until this manual process is complete.
In an update to the update, the MBTA says:
The MBTA has identified 30 speed limit signs that need to be moved on the Green Line, and that work is taking place today. Once this work is complete, the MBTA will once again run test trains along the entire line. The MBTA apologizes for the continued disruption of service to its passengers.
Yesterday, MBTA’s interim chief executive Jeff Gonneville said that although the T would lift “blanket” speed restrictions – as low as 10mph. in some places – this would keep new speed restrictions in place in certain “blocks” of track until inspectors can drive through those sections and track workers can fix any issues they have identified, from so that even without the “global” restrictions, journeys would take even longer.
The photo, from the Library of Congress, shows people above the Altsch Glacier in Switzerland between 1860 and 1890.