universalhub.com is reporting that the T’s Trip Planner has been fixed.
By adamg on Fri, 01/19/2007 – 12:31pm
The T has fixed that Friday Orange Line trip-planner glitch on mbta.com, so now, when you tell it you want to get from Oak Square to Forest Hills on a Friday, it sends you on a direct, 33-minute Orange Line ride instead of a hellish two-hour trek involving four bus lines.
Caveat: You have to type “Forest Hills Station” into the planner. If you just stupidly type “Forest Hills,” you’ll get back a list of lots of Foresty, Hilly possibilities in JP and then, when you select “Forest Hills station,” the thing spits back a list of places in Stoneham.
An update on our report last week that the T’s trip planner doesn’t know the Orange Line exists on Friday. 5 days later it still hasn’t been fixed.
Once again I asked it to plan a trip from the Central Sq subway stop in Cambridge to the Green Street Station in Jamaica Plain and once again it routed me by bus. The second choice borders on hysterical.
Itinerary 2 – Approx. 80 mins.
- Take Red Line – Braintree Sta To Jfk/umass Braintree – Outbound
- 41 Centre & Eliot Sts Via Dudley Sta & Jackson Sta
- Walk For 16 Mins. To Green Street
I figured after 2 full work days the problem would be corrected since it was well publicized on many blogs over the weekend. I stand corrected.
original post from Friday evening
got a note in the mailbag from John at http://mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org concerning the T’s new trip planner
Thought you might find this interesting if you haven’t observed it
already. The MBTA trip planner is completely incapable of recognizing
the existence of the Orange Line if you plan a trip on Friday. Try
planning a trip from Oak Grove to Forest Hills today (or any future
Friday) and it takes 4 legs and 2 hours or more. I sent them an email
last week, but no response yet.
Thanks for the site,
Well that is weird so I tried it out with a “simple” request. I requested a trip next Friday the 19th to go from the Central stop on the Red Line to the Green St stop on the Orange.
It sends you by bus
Itinerary 1 – -1376 mins.
- Walk For 3 Mins. To Massachusetts Ave & Pearl St
- 1 Dudley Sta Via Mass Ave
- 42 Forest Hills Sta Via Washington St
- Walk For 5 Mins. To Green Street
Cost: Regular fare Senior/Disabled fare $3.00 $0.80
How do you lose an entire subway line?