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Bizarre Purple Line ride

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I was waiting for a NB Purple at Howard, around 11:25 AM, Saturday morning. We left Howard, went maybe a hundred yards & stopped. We sat for about 10 minutes. After several announcements we would be moving shortly, we didn't move.  Finally, the operator came on the PA & said she was switched to wrong track. We finally started & did we head north, NO! We went onto the Howard turnaround Loop & back to the platform at Track 3. We sat for a minute or so & then headed out north to Linden. When I got off at Linden, there wasn't a visible run number at the head end cab, it was turned over.

I don't know, is this the first train with actual paying passengers to go on the Loop. I'm not including fan trips or specials?

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Probably not, unless Red Line operators kick people off the train in addition to the announcements before using the loop. When I was a kid the Blue Line used that loop at Forest Park and one time my dad and I rode to and from Harlem on the loop!

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On 2/4/2017 at 5:43 PM, Busjack said:

There was an alert that there were switching problems on the Purple Line. Looks like you got stuck in it.

That alert wasn't announced until I got to Linden.

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