2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Trinnau » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:06 pm

Broken rail, reversed to get around out.
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby EdSchweppe » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:44 am

And this morning 406 hit a car on the tracks at Brighton Street...
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby StefanW » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:20 am

A colleague of mine was put off 408 onto a bus at Belmont. However, 408 right now (9:15 AM) is on the normally-outbound track side-by-side with 406. I expect they are transferring passengers from 406 onto 408.

492 is right behind.

Unless the combined passenger load from 406 + 408 + 492 couldn't squeeze into the consists of 408 & 492 then it was an unfortunate hasty move to put the 408 people on busses as soon as they did.
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby StefanW » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:25 am

408 will be at Porter in a few minutes. Right now 492 is creeping past 406 on the opposite track as 408 did.
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby leviramsey » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:42 am

Extra will run from Littleton to take up slack of 414 (presumably chasing 407's markers right now?)
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby deathtopumpkins » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:14 pm

327 died north of Winchester Center. 329 is assisting. T-Alerts predict a 50-60 min delay on 327 and a 25-35 min delay on 329.

Of course this would happen on the first time in ~6 months I ride the Lowell line!I

EDIT: On the move again after 30 minutes. Somewhat surprisingly, we were passed on the other track while stopped by Amtrak 685 and MBTA 331.

Then we passed a stopped train to the left before Anderson/Woburn, whIle another train was across the platform at Woburn itself. I suspect the train across the platform at Woburn is 327. Lights off, multiple conductors standing around the doors.

EDIT 2: Perhaps that was not 327. It just left Anderson heading inbound with passengers on board and lights on in only the first car.
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Trinnau » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:34 pm

StefanW wrote:A colleague of mine was put off 408 onto a bus at Belmont. However, 408 right now (9:15 AM) is on the normally-outbound track side-by-side with 406. I expect they are transferring passengers from 406 onto 408.

492 is right behind.

Unless the combined passenger load from 406 + 408 + 492 couldn't squeeze into the consists of 408 & 492 then it was an unfortunate hasty move to put the 408 people on busses as soon as they did.


Customers were given the option to get off 408 at Belmont and take MBTA bus service to the red line. At that point it was unknown how long until train traffic could resume by the scene. Luckily with everything pushed away from the tracks they were able to restore service quickly. If that car had been across the other track, however.
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:42 am

Providence Train 800 (5:00 am from Providence) is cancelled due to a mechanical issue. Train 802 (4:45 am from Wickford Junction) will be the next inbound train.

Affected direction: Inbound

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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby deathtopumpkins » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:10 am

Let's see... this morning there was a broken rail in Belmont and in Manchester, and Pan Am signal problems on the Haverhill line.

Apparently at one point there were delays for every line except Fairmount.
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:17 pm

This should be interesting :D
CORRECTION: Providence Train 830 (5:30 pm inbound) is stopped near TF Green & is 25-35 minutes late due to a passenger vehicle impeding traffic.

Affected direction: Inbound

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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:53 pm

Westwood Bridge struck again on Christmas Eve.

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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby jaymac » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:27 am

No service alerts as of 0725/01-09-2016, but Boston West was 241ing everything at Crawford.
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby octr202 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:48 am

Many issues on everything that isn't the Fitchburg Line up north this morning. 100 was cancelled out of Rockport (mech failure), and it sounds like two dead sets (50%!) at Bradford as well. Unknown whether one of them was healed, or a replacement set was sent up, but 206 appears to be cancelled, with a mixture of putting some people on the Downeaster (Haverhill), and also having 288 turn at Andover to cover there and Ballardvale. No idea what the poor souls at Bradford and Lawrence are supposed to do...
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:09 am

jaymac wrote:No service alerts as of 0725/01-09-2016, but Boston West was 241ing everything at Crawford.


As a regular 302 passenger, I arrived at Anderson/Woburn to see the a late 301 northbound, and another headlight (that turned out to be PanAm 354 on Track 3). The signals on the north end of the station were flashing on and off irregularly, with all three tracks northbound indicating stop signal. In the distance I could see tail lights of a car near the signal bungalow. 302 arrived about 13 minutes late before resuming normal speed south of Anderson.
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