2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby sonicdoommario » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:53 pm

Looks like a dumpster fire for the evening rush hour at South Station, with nearly every train leaving late. Switch or signal failure?
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby BostonUrbEx » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:04 pm

Sounds like a dead set trapped equipment in the yard at Readville for a bit.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby rmccown » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:05 am

rmccown wrote:Yet again, 406 was about 12 minutes late getting into North Station. I think that's seven out of the last 9 days we've been at least 10 minutes late.


Not that anyone cares except me, but we're at 11 our of 14 work days being at least 10 minutes late. Today was 20. I get on in Littleton, and the train got there 13 minutes late today, and lost *more* time on the way in.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby Hoopyfrood » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:51 pm

There was also an odd delay on 404, it stopped at Waltham to drop passengers after "shenanigans" at Fitchburg Station. It was only a few minutes late despite that, though, maybe 5 getting through the normal stops and less than 10 to Porter.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby sonicdoommario » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:59 pm

Looks like a quadruple whammy with 821 tonight. Late getting to South Station (gets into South Station as train 824, 3:02PM inbound), is short a car (normally an 8-car train), was passed by the train behind it, 823, and apparently dies and has to terminate at Providence, with 825 having to carry its passengers down to Wickford Junction.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:33 am

There was an "unruly psgr" at Lowell this morning according to the station displays. I'm unsure of the details as to how it unfolded, but the result was that 300's equipment/crew ran on 302's schedule. 302's inbound equipment/crew originated at North Billerica and ran on 300's schedule, but 25 minutes late.

As 300's set is a 4R, so it was SRO at Anderson and things got even more crowded at the three Ws inbound.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby Dick H » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:33 pm

A three alarm fire on West Main St. in Ayer has the Fire Department stopping all train movements
through Ayer until further notice at 2:45PM 6/17. Fire is in an apartment house. I have been
unable to determine how the rail line is effected. Fire address is 10 West Main St.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby Dick H » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:24 pm

Train service resumed at 4:00PM at restricted speed. Fire Department had hose stretched across the tracks.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby Dick H » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:46 pm

Photo of Ayer Fire next to PAR Main Line. Thanks to Jonelle DeFelice for the photo


http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=0&key2=
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:05 am

All kinds of substantial delays on the Newburyport line this morning due to Mechanical Issues. Delays of more than an hour were experienced on a couple trains as well as 192 being canceled.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby KevinSun242 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:14 pm

421 was delayed by 15-20 minutes leaving North Station today. From the sounds on the conductor's radio, sounded like a brake pressure problem and/or someone forgot to release a handbrake.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:40 pm

307''s engine died outbound at Wedgemere this morning. It was pushed to Lowell by 391. 312 inbound was cancelled.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby rmccown » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:23 am

Littleton Police reporting an MBTA train hit a truck at the Foster St crossing...

https://littletonpd.com/2018/06/25/phot ... ail-crash/
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:00 pm

That did takeout the Cab car on that set? ouch!
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:38 pm

Backshophoss wrote:That did takeout the Cab car on that set? ouch!



Darn,

Why does it always have to be one of the nice / newer cab cars.
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