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Excuse me sir, do you have the train? [29 Jul 2009|07:28pm]

The Red Line was experiencing delays (I love the passivity in the language the MBTA uses) tonight on my way home due to some problem at Harvard.

Right around Central, a uniformed T employee (the conductor?) emerges from the "cockpit" into the train car, and asks me, "Excuse me, can you tell me what time it is?"


I told her it was 6:42. Doesn't the train have a clock? Isn't this whole operation supposed to run on some kind of schedule? Was the T really relying on employees carrying their own clocks, in the form of cell phones which they are no longer allowed to have on duty?

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