frrc wrote:It's my understanding that the property Beacon Park resides on is not owned by CSX, but is owned by the Mass Turnpike Authority, who leased the land to the New York Central RR in the 1960's ? Some of the property was sold off a few years ago for BioTech expansion.
frrc wrote:; From today's Boston Globe, go figure....
Rail on-time performance
The private company that runs commuter rail for the MBTA, The Massachusetts Bay Railroad Co. reports 85.5 percent of its trains were less than five minutes late in March, 5 percentage points better than in February. A recent scheduling change that gives trains on the Worcester/Framingham line more time to reach their destination helped push on-time performance to 92 percent for the month.
Best southern line: Greenbush, 97 percent.
Worst southern line: Franklin via Fairmount, 56 percent.
Best northern line: Lowell, 94 percent.
Worst northern: Haverhill, 87 percent.
F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:Ouch. What's wrong with the Franklin line? Is that getting bogged down by Fairmount construction?
Veristek wrote:F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:Ouch. What's wrong with the Franklin line? Is that getting bogged down by Fairmount construction?
I heard that there's a bottleneck at Walpole with a couple CR trains being sent over to a siding, waiting for another CR train to pass by inbound to Boston.
That's what Grabauskas claimed in the Metro yesterday, is that because of the construction, the outbound has to be put onto the siding because an earlier train is being delayed by the construction and throwing all the later trains off schedule.
CSX attributes less than 3 percent of commuter train delays to conflicts with freight trains, while the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co., which operates commuter rail service for the MBTA, maintains freight trains are more disruptive than CSX claims they are.
neroden wrote:(Description of issues on the Empire corridor deleted.) Maybe CSX is way better in MA than it is in NY, but why would you think so?
jgeary27 wrote:(On a related note, I'd point out that the horrific performance of Worcester trains last summer was due to a massive track work blitz by CSX, presumably to maintain the current speed limits. Needless to say MBCR did not change their summer schedule to accomodate the work area slowdowns that they obviously knew would happen.)
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