2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby NRGeep » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:08 am

What is the story with Longfellow bridge repairs on red llne today? Massive delays this am.
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby dbperry » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:38 am

NRGeep wrote:What is the story with Longfellow bridge repairs on red llne today? Massive delays this am.


wrong thread. that's subway, this is the CR delay thread.

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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:30 pm

"Shuttle buses replacing service between Lowell Station and N. Billerica Station due to police activity in Lowell."

Apparently there's a suspicious package at the station.
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:38 am

So far 18 T-alerts for the PVD/STO line this morning. Looks like signal problems at Canton Junction. Lots of wrong railing, late trains "due to traffic," and other maladies.
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby octr202 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:51 pm

And before we get worried that northside trains have stopped breaking down:

Fitchburg Line Train 411 (1:15 pm outbound) is disabled at Littleton Station. Passengers will de-train 411 & take extra train in approx in 20 min to Fitchburg.

Affected direction: Outbound
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby csor2010 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:06 pm

octr202 wrote:And before we get worried that northside trains have stopped breaking down:

Fitchburg Line Train 411 (1:15 pm outbound) is disabled at Littleton Station. Passengers will de-train 411 & take extra train in approx in 20 min to Fitchburg.

Affected direction: Outbound


2030 was the culprit. Set was towed back to Boston by 3247; they went through Porter a moment ago. Assuming that it hasn't been broken up since last week, the extra 411/420 appears to be the 1638/SLC 293 set.
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:44 pm

With the amount of cancellations and alerts currently going on the Franklin Line, looks to be a trespasser strike done by train #715
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby deathtopumpkins » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:20 pm

MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:With the amount of cancellations and alerts currently going on the Franklin Line, looks to be a trespasser strike done by train #715


WCVB confirmed someone was fatally struck at Endicott: http://www.wcvb.com/news/person-struck- ... d/37778790
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby dbperry » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:03 am

Providence 808 had "mechanical problems" this AM. ~20 minute delay

Couple of passengers tweeted out photos of the locomotive throwing up a good plume of smoke. Passengers reported no lights or HVAC throughout train.

WBZ claimed that Keolis said "clogged air filters."

https://twitter.com/snuffy1277/status/6 ... 2795415552

https://twitter.com/cybah/status/695237697447796736

EDIT: "Train Aficionado" (Jonathan Higgins)" got a good video. Loco #1059

https://twitter.com/railaficionado/stat ... 0139453440

Official explanation in this article:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massac ... story.html

The issue was caused by clogged air filters, a Keolis spokesperson told Boston.com.

The filters were removed and the train departed the station about 20 minutes late, according to the spokesperson. The train coninuted its route to Boston without any lights, the spokesperson said.
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby BandA » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:17 pm

So it's the fault of Boston Engine Terminal workers?
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Komarovsky » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:52 pm

Worcester line is getting nailed by delays due to switch issues between Boston and the Newton stops (perhaps a problem with the switches at beacon park?) Delays between 10-35 min at the moment.
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Type 7 3684 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:54 pm

Message from Keolis on last night's Franklin Line delays http://www.keoliscs.com/news/dear-frank ... assengers/
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:22 am

Switch failure a CP-3

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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby octr202 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:12 pm

Now seeing alerts that reference "Pan Am Signal Problems" impacting Lowell and Haverhill. Lowell service being bused from Lowell to North Billerica, and 216 and 209 are stuck in place at Andover and Reading, respectively.
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Re: 2016 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby octr202 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:15 pm

Western Route trains appear to be moving now as of about 2:15 PM.
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