The ACE Train has been having a hard time of late, with engines breaking down frequently. When this happens it always adds and hour and a half to the commute. It has happened four times in the past two weeks; twice coming home, and twice going to work. I hate getting to work late. It isn't always the train I ride that has a problem, but often you have to hook up with the train that broke.
Then there are other things beyond ACE control, such as a brush fire, or problems with the switches, and a train, vehicle accident this past week. Check it out in the bulletin. Lucky know one died. I guess there was an angel in the form of a woman on a motorcycle, who was able to get the people out of the train.
I have noticed that ridership becomes lighter as ACE keeps having trouble. It may have to do with school getting out, but I think many people have given up on the ACE Train the last couple of weeks.