2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby dm1120 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:50 am

Providence line in particular not faring well today at all. Keolis is blaming the weather.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby dbperry » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:27 am

Well actually Keolis is correctly blaming Amtrak for switch problems. Earlier frozen doors problem is on Keolis but that didn't seem to create serious delays.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Bramdeisroberts » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:30 am

805 is now 55 minutes behind schedule. It's like Keolis has thrown in the towel and just isn't trying anymore.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Steve Wagner » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:17 am

On Thursday, February 9 I missed the 6:31 a.m. inbound from West Concord by about a minute. Had a second breakfast in the Club Car Cafe in the old depot while confirming Harvard Law School was open. Caught the 7:31, which was almost empty. The school's authorities decided by about 10:25 to shut the place down at noon. I caught the 1:10 from Porter Square. The two trains I rode were on time or nearly so and the several others I saw, including expresses both ways in the morning, appeared to be as well. Ridership was light, since the governor had the afternoon before told all "nonessential" workers in the executive branch to stay home, nearly all schools were closed, and the state's DOT had advised everyone not to drive except in emergencies.

The worst part of day was driving the four miles between West Concord and my home in Maynard, about 1:45 -- 2:15 p.m. Even Route 62 hadn't been properly plowed, the snow was falling heavily, and visibility was minimal. Very dangerous.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Bramdeisroberts » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:24 am

I wonder if they're triaging service to different lines to preserve average on-time stats.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:30 am

Dozens of T-Alerts for the PVD line today. Frozen switches, frozen doors, medical issues... and more. A few trains departed from PVD instead of WIK, and 842 the Attleboro short-turn was cancelled.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:00 pm

Delays in the forecast!
The commuter rail is operating on a regular weekday schedule Monday, 2/13. Please use caution traversing platforms and parking lots.

Franklin, Needham, Providence and Stoughton trains may experience delays of 10-20 minutes due to modified Amtrak operations.

Addtionally, some Providence/Stoughton trains may not be able to stop at TF Green or Ruggles stations due to modifications to Amtrak switch usage during the storm. Ruggles passengers will be accommodated at no cost on the Orange Line from Back Bay. TF Green passengers may consider RIPTA service to Providence Station. Service alerts for individual trains will be sent advising of any changes as early as possible.

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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby dm1120 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:39 am

Epic failure on the Providence line this morning. I'm on the 804 and it just took an hour to get from Sharon to 128. Now we're stopping at Hyde Park and Ruggles too.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:02 am

46 T-Alerts from 0555-0800 due to the problem at Canton Malfunction Junction. Once 241s could be issued, trains had to run at restricted speed until the next automatic (east of RTE). Many trains were > an hour late.

842 was short-turned at Mansfield, running an hour late. At least two Stoughton trains I saw were cancelled.

The first inbound at RTE (800) finally arrived at 0720.

And...

Providence Train 904 (7:50 am inbound) will deboard passengers at Canton Jct where they will board Trains 808 and 810 and continue inbound.
Affected direction: Inbound
Affected trips:
808 (6:35 am from Wickford Junction)
810 (7:30 am from Providence)
904 (7:50 am from Stoughton)
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Frode » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:18 am

I was on Train 808 from Mansfield which picked up the delayed Train 842's passengers as well and made all stops. At Canton Junction, the passengers from the cancelled Train 904 also got on, so 3 trains' worth of people on one train. Needless to say it was standing room only and little of that available. Also an hour late. What can be done to fix Canton Junction? Is it just old switch equipment prone to failure or something else?
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:24 pm

6+ hours later, it's still going on. I sure hope it's resolved by rush hour today!
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby dbperry » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:48 pm

https://twitter.com/JoePesaturo/status/ ... 9880449024

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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:24 pm

Significant delays continue this afternoon.

The T-Alerts are getting interesting. This one has some "Alternate Facts." :P
Stoughton Line notice: All passengers on Train 915 will board alternate train at Canton Junction Station continuing en route to Stoughton.
Affected direction: Outbound
Affected trips:
915 (4:20 pm from South Station)


And this one is pretty hip -- now we have "PRO" trains! No amateurs here...
Stoughton Train 917 (5:12 pm outbound) is cancelled today due to an Amtrak signal issue. Psngrs going to Stoughton will board Pro trains to Canton Jnct for additional shuttle.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby dm1120 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:24 pm

Sitting on the 821 now. This is a giant mess.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:54 pm

And the best T-Alert of all, includes the new North-South Rail Link!

Providence Train 821 (4:30 pm from South Station) is operating 25-35 minutes late between Canton Junction & Wachusett due to an Amtrak signal issue.

Affected direction: Outbound

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