Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
Boston news channels came out to Worcester last night and this morning, even though there was no snow and nothing burned down.
WORCESTER, Mass. — Angry commuters delayed two hours on a Massachusetts Bay Transportation authority commuter train line Monday night said they are fed up with problems on the transit line, even as MBTA officials said they are trying to find a way to upgrade aging rail equipment.
As one friend’s Facebook status summed it up:
Worst transit day ever. This morning’s train was two hours late. This afternoon’s 5 PM train is still stuck 4 miles outside of Boston, at almost 7 PM!!! Arg!!!
The MBTA recently purchased 20 new diesel locomotives from Boise, Idaho company Motive Power, Inc. for $114 mil. Those new engines won’t join the fleet until 2013 though, presumably because if it takes 3.5 hours to get from South Station to Worcester, just imagine how long it takes to get from Boise to Boston.