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#1 2006-02-27 06:15:19

Anne
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Metro wishes you a Happy Monday!

via Chron.com:

Passengers riding MetroRail today should expect delays due to a broken water line at San Jacinto and Hermann Drive.

The water line break has washed out support under the track at that location and will require repairs past today's rush-hour service.

To avoid potential delays, Metro will be running double cars to handle extra passenger loads.

The only station affected by the break is the Museum District northbound platform. Passengers traveling northbound can get on and off the train at the Museum District southbound platform at Fannin and Binz.

No word on when normal service will be restored.

Random thought:  I wonder how everything's going on the "stray current" front?

KEVIN WHITED ADDS (about 4:30 pm): I crossed the light rail line at Wentworth and San Jacinto on my way home just a while ago. Since the METRO "transit backbone" is operating on one line, the signals aren't functional. A METRO police officer was at the intersection stopping traffic manually when a train came by.

A METRO skeptic might conclude the "transit backbone" has a bad case of osteoporosis.





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#2 2006-02-27 09:26:09

Laurence Simon
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Re: Metro wishes you a Happy Monday!

Maybe they can plug the leak in the water pipe with unused scratch-off cards?

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#3 2006-02-27 09:53:25

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Re: Metro wishes you a Happy Monday!

Nah. Unread copies of the Chronicle.


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#4 2006-02-27 09:57:04

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Re: Metro wishes you a Happy Monday!

Anne wrote:

Random thought:  I wonder how everything's going on the "stray current" front?

Not well, as I posted over at  LST, lack of transparency seems to be contagious, now TXDoT has caught it and there may be an active case of it in the TXOAG's office as well.


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#5 2006-02-27 11:02:34

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Re: Metro wishes you a Happy Monday!

Wouldn't it be amusing if METRO had originally projected the 20-millionth "Forced" rider was to have boarded at the Museum District's  North-bound tram platform during the morning commute?

Last edited by Royko (2006-02-27 11:23:23)


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#6 2006-02-27 20:16:11

Laurence Simon
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Re: Metro wishes you a Happy Monday!

I was on one of the held-up southbounds.

Motorcycle cops were riding in front of each Northbound through Museum District.

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