New CR Schedules Effective November 20, 2017

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New CR Schedules Effective November 20, 2017

Postby Diverging Route » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:38 pm

KCS just published the new schedules.

Of interest (well, to me!) is that on the Lowell Line, there have been changes on the inbound rush-hour trains. In particular:
    Train 302 runs five minutes earlier.
    Train 391 will depart 13 minutes later to eliminate a direct conflict with Amtrak and extend its final destination to Lowell (express BON-WOB-LOW).
    Train 392 was removed, with its service to be covered by Haverhill train 208 that will now make all local stops on the Lowell line after coming off the Wildcat.
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Re: New CR Schedules Effective November 20, 2017

Postby sonicdoommario » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:30 pm

Only change I see on the Providence line is that 823 (4:55PM outbound) was moved up 2 minutes earlier and will now leave South Station at 4:53. All stops it makes also leave 2 minutes earlier through Mansfield. Maybe this was done for breathing room for that Acela that passes this train at Attleboro?

I'm surprised train 832 (6:55PM inbound) wasn't adjusted. This one seems to be the most delayed train on the Providence line. I'd think Amtrak traffic for it?
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Re: New CR Schedules Effective November 20, 2017

Postby MBTA3247 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:18 pm

Diverging Route wrote:
    Train 391 will depart 13 minutes later to eliminate a direct conflict with Amtrak and extend its final destination to Lowell (express BON-WOB-LOW).

Looks like they're also using the change to eliminate a deadhead trip for the set that turns as Train 314 (unless I'm completely mistaken as to where the equipment for 314 currently comes from).
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Re: New CR Schedules Effective November 20, 2017

Postby deathtopumpkins » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:30 am

Also interesting that now almost all Worcester trains stop at Boston Landing. Only ones that don't are midday and peak hour expresses

Only certain trains serving that station lasted what, 6 months?
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Re: New CR Schedules Effective November 20, 2017

Postby sery2831 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:42 am

MBTA3247 wrote:Looks like they're also using the change to eliminate a deadhead trip for the set that turns as Train 314 (unless I'm completely mistaken as to where the equipment for 314 currently comes from).


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Re: New CR Schedules Effective November 20, 2017

Postby harshaw » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:00 am

Also interesting that now almost all Worcester trains stop at Boston Landing. Only ones that don't are midday and peak hour expresses


This was inevitable given that it's basically near many commuting destinations. You already have to go slow through there anyway so why not pick people up? it's a high platform.

My bet is that the express trains will stop there eventually.
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