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Red Line Problems Harvard-Alewife

Postby octr202 » Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:17 pm

More fun in the big city, kids:

As of 3:15 PM 12/22/04, mbta.com reports:

Special Notice Concerning Red Line Service:
Expect significant delays in both directions between Harvard and Alewife due to track problems in the area of Porter Station.

All other Red Line service is on or near schedule.
Wondering if I'll see the Haverhill double-tracking finished before I retire...
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Postby jwhite07 » Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:42 pm

I thought I heard some brief mention of a derailment on the scanner a while ago...
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Switching problems maybe...

Postby Robert Paniagua » Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:04 pm

I also had those delays indirectly affect me when I was going home today. There was a very long gap between the Ashmont train at 2:40 and the Braintree Train at 2:55 PM, and I had a feeling it had to do with that delay at Harvard.

I have a feeling that it could have been switching problems also, but it could be that train derailment that Jwhite mentioned.
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Postby octr202 » Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:51 am

There was nothing unusual about the ride from Kendall to Harvard by the time I left at about 5:15. I was getting my hopes up that I might get to see the Harvard crossover in use. :-)
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Postby Ron Newman » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:27 pm

Nor did I see anything unusual last night at 6:30.
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Postby sjd0356 » Thu Dec 23, 2004 1:07 pm

It took me 45 minutes to get for South Station to Harvard at 2:45. We stopped at every stop for about 5 minutes each then they turned the train back to Ashmont when we got to Harvard at 3:30. There was a shuttle train running on the southbound track from Harvard to Alewife but I didn't want to wait because there was such a crowd so I took a 77 bus and walked from Mass Ave to my house in Clarendon Hill.
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Postby parovozis » Thu Dec 23, 2004 8:28 pm

It took me 20 minutes to get from Park to SS. And someone was crying out load at me about the Red line being sooooooo reliable.
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