2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby StefanW » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:48 am

1102 and 1152 are now side-by-side at Beverly for the passenger transfer.

Screen Shot 2017-04-01 at 11.45.59 AM.png


Looks like one of them will be going on to Rockport:
T-Alerts wrote:Rockport Line Train 1104 is expected to depart Rockport Sta 35-45 minutes late due to assisting an earlier disabled train
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby StefanW » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:27 am

Indeed, 1102 doubled up with the dead former-1103 set and they are heading inbound.

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1152 (inbound) waited at Northey Point for 1153 Newburyport outbound to pass, then picked up the 1103 Rockport passengers at Salem. What had been 1152 is now going out to Rockport as a very late 1103.

T-Alerts wrote:Passengers on Rockport Train 1103 (10:20am outbound) has departed Salem Sta & is operating 60-70 minutes late


T-Alerts wrote:Update: Rockport Line Train 1104 is now expected to depart Rockport Sta 60-70 minutes late due to assisting an earlier disabled train
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:15 am

Not really delay related to any particular train, but this alert went out on the Newburyport / Rockport Lines this morning:

Beverly: The pedestrian bridge from the Beverly Depot parking lot to the station is closed due to being struck by a vehicle.


That's a new alert for sure. No sure how much this affects people trying to commute in to Boston from Beverly this morning.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby StefanW » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:32 am

RenegadeMonster wrote:That's a new alert for sure. No sure how much this affects people trying to commute in to Boston from Beverly this morning.


It means that instead of walking directly from the garage to the platform end on Pleasant St. people will have to walk out to Rantoul Street.

https://goo.gl/maps/uDtWv28zYj12

It will probably mean another 2 or 3 minutes of walking, which might cause someone to miss a train if they are cutting it close.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:45 am

South side fun again today.

900 cancelled.
800 had a mx at RTE.
842 was initially cancelled, but then un-cancelled starting at Mansfield instead of Attleboro.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby deathtopumpkins » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:09 am

RenegadeMonster wrote:Not really delay related to any particular train, but this alert went out on the Newburyport / Rockport Lines this morning:

Beverly: The pedestrian bridge from the Beverly Depot parking lot to the station is closed due to being struck by a vehicle.


That's a new alert for sure. No sure how much this affects people trying to commute in to Boston from Beverly this morning.


Shame. That bridge is only a few years old. Hopefully it just needs minor repairs.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:22 am

deathtopumpkins wrote:
RenegadeMonster wrote:Not really delay related to any particular train, but this alert went out on the Newburyport / Rockport Lines this morning:

Beverly: The pedestrian bridge from the Beverly Depot parking lot to the station is closed due to being struck by a vehicle.


That's a new alert for sure. No sure how much this affects people trying to commute in to Boston from Beverly this morning.


Shame. That bridge is only a few years old. Hopefully it just needs minor repairs.



Talking with some Co-workers this morning. It sounds like a Tractor Trailer was wedge under it this morning. Not sure if it was closed due to damage or because they need to get the truck out and inspect out of an abundance of caution.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby dm1120 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:38 am

Diverging Route wrote:South side fun again today.

900 cancelled.
800 had a mx at RTE.
842 was initially cancelled, but then un-cancelled starting at Mansfield instead of Attleboro.
They really need to be held accountable for their antics at some point. Just blaming mechanical problems every day doesn't excuse them.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby dm1120 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:57 pm

No crew arrived to drive the 821 until 4:54. 25 minute delay.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:21 am

deathtopumpkins wrote:Shame. That bridge is only a few years old. Hopefully it just needs minor repairs.


Unfortunately, the bridge has to be removed. Unclear if a replacement will come any time soon.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby dm1120 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:42 am

900 from Stoughton canceled again this morning. The 804 is making extra stops at Canton Junction and Hyde Park.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:51 am

Lowell 304 cancelled this morning.

A freight derailed north of Winchester Center around 4am today, blocking track 2 inbound. Inbound Lowell trains ran on track 1 from Anderson to Winchester.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby deathtopumpkins » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:36 am

BostonUrbEx wrote:
deathtopumpkins wrote:Shame. That bridge is only a few years old. Hopefully it just needs minor repairs.


Unfortunately, the bridge has to be removed. Unclear if a replacement will come any time soon.


Source? Been looking for news articles about it.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby dbperry » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:13 am

News article here with picture of offending backhoe that hit the bridge:

http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_new ... c2e32.html

WBZ tweeted that bridge would need to be replaced. No follow-up story though:

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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby octr202 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:39 pm

Tonight, they started explaining the Reading Local cancellations as "due to equipment shortage from ongoing mechanical issues" or something to that effect. Almont threw in, "and don't expect this to change any time soon" too.
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