Haverhill Line Upgrade Discussion (Western Route)

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Re: Haverhill Line Upgrade Discussion (Western Route)

Postby sery2831 » Thu May 04, 2017 12:09 pm

We are not discussing labor issues on this board. It is fine to cite the reason for the delay, but not the details.
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Re: Haverhill Line Upgrade Discussion (Western Route)

Postby eustis22 » Fri May 05, 2017 7:40 am

>Why would they have to slow down? Trains can pass platforms at speed.

They're not going thru Greenwood, Wyoming, Melrose Highlands, etc at speed.
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Re: Haverhill Line Upgrade Discussion (Western Route)

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri May 05, 2017 12:45 pm

Why not? Passenger speed is 60 MPH between Oak Grove and New Crossing Rd except for short segments when approaching West Foster St and the crossings at Wakefield.
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Re: Haverhill Line Upgrade Discussion (Western Route)

Postby eustis22 » Mon May 08, 2017 12:00 pm

I don't have a good answer for you....all I know is the former Wakefield express used to go about 10 MPH thru those stops.
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Re: Haverhill Line Upgrade Discussion (Western Route)

Postby octr202 » Wed May 10, 2017 11:46 am

Some of them. On 215 (fka 231) you'd crawl through Wyoming and Cedar Park due to the slow order UrbEx mentioned, but Highlands and Greenwood were passed at track speed. And what a fun ride on jointed rail (before the recent tie replacement jobs) in a rough riding car.
Wondering if I'll see the Haverhill double-tracking finished before I retire...
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Re: Haverhill Line Upgrade Discussion (Western Route)

Postby insider485 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:04 am

And the beat goes on!!!!!
Looks like they will tie in the main line to the new section of track coming from the wildcat branch this weekend.
I noticed a new switch already cut-in located around the bend coming from Reading station on the wildcat side.
Looks to me they will move the main line to the center/middle track (under the middle bridge signal) track.
Bussing this weekend again to continue with track upgrades.
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Re: Haverhill Line Upgrade Discussion (Western Route)

Postby gokeefe » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:01 am

Just in time to get it all paid by the FRA ...
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Re: Haverhill Line Upgrade Discussion (Western Route)

Postby radio man » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:07 pm

On Monday July 3 C&S crew testing the new signals at Lowell Junction Road. From what I was told it looks like track 1 might be cut over this coming weekend with all switching to be done at new Lowell Junction switch. Amtrak to run east on track 2 and commuter rail to run track 1 to Lowell Junction. The following weekend they may cut in the switch at Wilmington Junction. De-stressing has been on-going for the last week on track 1.
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Re: Haverhill Line Upgrade Discussion (Western Route)

Postby Dick H » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:53 pm

It appears that the next MBTA weekend busing between Haverhill and
Boston will be July 22-23, 2017. (From NNEPRA)
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