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I doubt Seattle gets many +10" blizzards though
P.S. "OranViri" isn't just any old YouTube user. That's Oran Viriyincy, who supplies quite a few photos and video, together with the occasional post, to Seattle Transit Blog.
Yay Crazy bus! That's the one I'm usually on. I should add I try not to add to the craziness; at least not visibly.
I rode link in this morning. It was packed, and right on time. Absolutely no problems at all.
I also notice that if anything the alerts for Link over-report problems and make the system seem less reliable than it is.
And they have a special crew with a snowplow truck out pouring de-icer and blowtorching the track switches.
That asshole needs to get his plow & blowtorch working to cover more than a 1.3 mile stretch of bullshit trolley stuck in traffic.
Indeed, that is correct. I said as much last night to a friend "Roads and airports may close and autos and buses stall and be abandoned but fixed rail transit keeps moving"
I said that while commuting home on the bus. It took an hour & 1/2 when it usually takes 12 mins. but it got me home all right.
You're referring to the switches, and you're correct in theory. However, Sound Transit installed switch heaters earlier this year, so we should be able to keep on running through subfreezing temperatures.
And, of course, when a train has an at-grade crossing, it can be blocked by crashed cars....