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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby Diverging Route » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:11 pm

Prov/Stou all service suspended due to police action 4/20/2011 3:46 PM
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:35 pm

Prov/Stou 916 03:23 PM IB experiencing 30-45 min delays due to police activity near Canton Center 4/20/2011 4:12 PM



"Person found shot near commuter-rail tracks in Canton"

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby octr202 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:58 pm

Another mess on Haverhill...

Haverhill 223 03:00 PM OB experiencing a 10-15 min delay at North Wilmington for an inbound train to clear. 4/21/2011 3:41 PM

Haverhill 226 02:40 PM IB operating 35 to 40 minutes late due to a mechanical failure. 4/21/2011 3:20 PM

Haverhill 274 03:00 PM IB is operating 15 to 20 minutes late.
Wondering if I'll see the Haverhill double-tracking finished before I retire...
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby octr202 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:46 pm

Now I can follow up my own post! Don't know if it was still due to the earlier cancellation (217/226), or something else died, but the 4:49 Reading local (279)was also canceled. The 5:15 Haverhill express (231) made the local stops and took a 15 min hit due to crowd, extra stops, and I think we got held at Wilmington Jct. because they ran a Downeaster ahead of us. Seeing as how the 5:35 Haverhill local (233) was no more than 7-8 minutes behind at Andover, sounds like the right move.

So I guess the only question is whether one or two units died on the Western route today!
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby cpf354 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:19 pm

Thursdays are not kind to train 436:
last week:
"Fitch/SoActon 436 08:25 PM IB experiencing 30-45 min delays due to mechanical failure 4/14/2011 9:03 PM"
And tonight:
"Fitch/SoActon 436 08:25 PM IB operating 20-25 min late due to mechanical failure 4/21/2011 9:11 PM"
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby mbta1051dan » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:45 pm

67 is acting up on 436 as we speak. Sounds like a ground relay problem...the blended was cutting in and out randomly.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:27 pm

octr202 wrote:Now I can follow up my own post! Don't know if it was still due to the earlier cancellation (217/226), or something else died, but the 4:49 Reading local (279)was also canceled. The 5:15 Haverhill express (231) made the local stops and took a 15 min hit due to crowd, extra stops, and I think we got held at Wilmington Jct. because they ran a Downeaster ahead of us. Seeing as how the 5:35 Haverhill local (233) was no more than 7-8 minutes behind at Andover, sounds like the right move.

So I guess the only question is whether one or two units died on the Western route today!


They were short a set, so they cancelled this Reading trip at the last minute...or few minutes after. I heard that something died out on the Haverhill line and that the 67 and 1009 were acting up
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby sery2831 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:36 am

The 1009 died right in North Station, the water pump went on it. That was going to be 279.

The 67 was the cause of the delay on 67. Both engines are back in service.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby octr202 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:30 am

Picking up where we left off..

Apparently Friday morning the Saugus draw got stuck open for a while...

And there was a mysterious "Haverhill IB experiencing 15-20 min delays due to mechanical failure 4/22/2011 6:22 AM." #202 should have been in by then, #204 wasn't delayed (was on it), so maybe #206?
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby mitch3910 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:45 am

octr202 wrote:And there was a mysterious "Haverhill IB experiencing 15-20 min delays due to mechanical failure 4/22/2011 6:22 AM." #202 should have been in by then, #204 wasn't delayed (was on it), so maybe #206?


I got that just as I was getting ready to leave to catch 208. The only delay we had was just north of Lawrence yard. We got held up at a red signal waiting for a mystery outbound to pass by.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby jbvb » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:54 am

The Saugus Draw problem delayed #151 30 min., but they turned it quick and #162 was only about 10 min. late. As predicted, the speed restriction across the Parker River has been removed; the track machinery that did the job was sitting on the former layover track at Ipswich this morning.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby jaymac » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:01 am

With 67 hauling, 419 was west of Ayer on 04-22-2011 at 1050, including a hold for a late-arriving passenger, so no probs on that run at least.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby Diverging Route » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:03 am

Prov/Stou 831 06:35 AM OB experiencing 25-30 min delays due to mechanical failure 4/25/2011 7:04 AM

Prov/Stou 832 07:26 AM IB Train 832 is delayed next train due at Mansfield and Sharon will be train 808. 4/25/2011 7:09 AM

Prov/Stou 906 07:48 AM IB train 906 will be the next train arriving at Canton Junction, Rte. 128 and Hyde Park train 832 is delayed. 4/25/2011 7:28 AM

Prov/Stou 832 07:26 AM experiencing 25-30 min delays due to mechanical failure 4/25/2011 7:42 AM

Prov/Stou 808 06:52AM IB experiencing 10-15 min delays due to train traffic 4/25/2011 8:07 AM

Prov/Stou 832 07:26 AM experiencing 30-45 min delays due to mechanical failure 4/25/2011 8:08 AM

Prov/Stou 808 06:52AM IB experiencing 20-25 min delays due to 4/25/2011 8:29 AM
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby diburning » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:02 am

Yikes! What's the story here?
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby Diverging Route » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:53 pm

diburning wrote:Yikes! What's the story here?


831 had a problem. Then it cascaded...

831 is the Mansfield short turn. There's a very narrow window to turn it between 806 and 808, as well as a few Amtrak trains. If it misses its slot, all goes downhill fast. It looks like to make up for 832, they had 808 stop at Sharon (808 is an express from Mansfield inbound to Back Bay - usually seven or eight K-cars, and PACKED by Mansfield). So trying to load those passengers on at Sharon must have cost it a bunch of time.
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