New Schedules May 21, 2018

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New Schedules May 21, 2018

Postby gamer4616 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:23 pm

Just saw a draft of the new schedules for 5/21. A quick glance through the diesel section and noticed some changes.....

Port Jefferson
602 now departs Jamaica 1253am
6602 now departs Jamaica 1240am

Greenport
New Weekend Service Added:
6200 RONKONKOMA 419AM GREENPORT 544AM
6201 GREENPORT 711AM RONKONKOMA 835AM
6202 RONKONKOMA 940AM GREENPORT 1105AM
6251 GREENPORT 1211PM RONKONKOMA 135PM
6250 RONKONKOMA 240PM GREENPORT 405PM
6253 GREENPORT 511PM RONKONKOMA 635PM
6252 RONKONKOMA 650PM GREENPORT 815PM
6255 GREENPORT 911PM RONKONKOMA 1035PM

Montauk
Current train 2733 will now operate as 2791 and originate from Southampton 441am, running as a dual mode to Penn.
Current train 2742 will continue to operate out of Penn Station except Fridays, when 164 will run as MU to Babylon and connect with 2792
2718 will now leave Jamaica 723pm arriving Montauk 955pm. 15min earlier than previous schedules.
8707 will originate in Southampton.
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Re: New Schedules May 21, 2018

Postby LINYARailfan » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:47 am

In regards to the additional Greenport service, will there be meets with the two sets of equipment and if so where will the two trains meet on the mainline east of Ronkonkoma?
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Re: New Schedules May 21, 2018

Postby MACTRAXX » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:28 pm

LINYAR:

From reading the proposed Ronkonkoma-Greenport weekend schedule it looks like they will use
one set of equipment and operate four round trips instead of the two that have been scheduled
for a number of years. This change means a second train crew will be assigned to these trains.
One crew operates the two weekend daytime round trips between Ronkonkoma and Greenport.
The set of equipment assigned (usually a DE30 and one or two cars) is changed once a week.

The proposed schedule shows layovers of around an hour at each end - with one at Ronkonkoma
in the afternoon between trains 6253 west and 6252 east just 15 minutes - which means in that
hour that they connect with a westbound and then go back east right after connecting with the
next eastbound arriving train. This is the only "tight" connection of the day. Unless that there is
an extra protect set at Ronkonkoma on weekends (unlikely because of the limits of the diesel
fleet) the one assigned set will have to run late if necessary - at least other end point turns can
allow a late train in one direction to at least try to leave on time on their next trip.

The only day when there are two sets of equipment being used is Fridays in season which is the
day that the trainsets are "swapped out" in which one will deadhead east to Ronkonkoma for the
extra eastbound afternoon trip to Greenport. At some point both trains are together in Greenport
and then the set being replaced operates through to Jamaica in the late evening hours.

This should give you (and anyone interested) an idea how the Greenport Scoot runs...MACTRAXX
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS
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Re: New Schedules May 21, 2018

Postby CentralValleyRail » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:53 pm

gamer4616 wrote:Just saw a draft of the new schedules for 5/21. A quick glance through the diesel section and noticed some changes.....

Montauk
Current train 2733 will now operate as 2791 and originate from Southampton 441am, running as a dual mode to Penn.
Current train 2742 will continue to operate out of Penn Station except Fridays, when 164 will run as MU to Babylon and connect with 2792
2718 will now leave Jamaica 723pm arriving Montauk 955pm. 15min earlier than previous schedules.
8707 will originate in Southampton.


The sets that are originating out of Southampton, where are they coming from ? Are they deadheading from Speonk or Montauk?
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Re: New Schedules May 21, 2018

Postby RestrictOnTheHanger » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:52 pm

(6)602 was moved up almost an hour and 20 mins? So nothing replaces the 2am run from Jamaica?
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Re: New Schedules May 21, 2018

Postby Amtrak7 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:03 pm

RestrictOnTheHanger wrote:(6)602 was moved up almost an hour and 20 mins? So nothing replaces the 2am run from Jamaica?


Curious about this one...
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Re: New Schedules May 21, 2018

Postby gamer4616 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:16 pm

CentralValleyRail wrote:
The sets that are originating out of Southampton, where are they coming from ? Are they deadheading from Speonk or Montauk?


The equipment is from Speonk
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