Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

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Re: 16 Car M7!

Postby Steamboat Willie » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:35 am

Train 509, 609, 612, 614 were all disabled. Most of the break downs happened between 72nd street and Harlem 125. AMMO towed 509 to Trk 7 at MO. Train 2329 rescued 614 and operated as passenger extra 4071x. 711 rescued 609. We also had a lot of problems with change over on the NHL. Spring can't come soon enough!
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Re: 2015 Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Postby MNCRR9000 » Thu May 07, 2015 4:11 pm

Delays currently on the New Haven Line due to a large brush fire in the vicinity of West Haven. Reports of the fire jumping the tracks and wires arching.
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Re: 2015 Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Postby Jeff Smith » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:14 am

Can't wait to hear Jimbo crow about his emergency water: NBC NY

Hundreds Get Stuck on Hot Metro-North Train Leaving Grand Central

A Metro-North train leaving Grand Central Terminal during rush hour got stuck in a nearby tunnel for nearly an hour and a half, leaving hundreds of passengers sweating on a train without air conditioning during a heat wave in New York City.

The 7:21 p.m. Hudson Line train headed to Poughkeepsie got stuck for at least an hour and 20 minutes in the Park Avenue tunnel when the front engine quit, according to NBC Nightly News producer Rob Kaplan, who was on the train.

There was no air-conditioning, and the train quickly became very hot and uncomfortable. A conductor and a volunteer passenger walked through the train handing out water.

One attempt to attach the engine from the south and tow the train back to Grand Central failed, Kaplan said. Eventually, an engine attached from the north and towed the train up to 125th Street, where passengers were transferred to a waiting train.
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Re: 2015 Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:56 pm

even if your car breaks on I-84 it takes hour for tow truck to get you out.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: 2015 Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Postby Steamboat Willie » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:50 pm

An attempt to rescue 875 was made with an emergency crew in GCT with the 401/402 but they suffered mechanical setbacks. PMMO was used afterwards.
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Re: 2015 Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Postby Jeff Smith » Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:04 pm

SAUG malfunctioned: Westport Now

Saugatuck RR Bridge Problem Delays Trains

UPDATE Problems closing the Saugatuck Railroad Bridge today delayed New Haven Line service for four hours, according to Metro-North. “The bridge had failed to fully close after an scheduled opening for marine traffic that took place a few minutes before 11 a.m.,” said spokesman Aaron Donovan. “It rectified at 11:26 a.m. when we closed and locked the bridge (making it available for train use), but as a result, three Metro-North trains and one Amtrak train were delayed by up to 25 minutes.” Metro-North later said delays continued until about 4 p.m. when it said trains were on or close to schedule.. Pictured is the scheduled 11:08 a.m. train to Grand Central halted on the bridge. The bridge— built in 1905 and actually not one, but two parallel bridges, each carrying two tracks—was also hit by a closing problem in September and July. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
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Re: 2015 Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Postby Jeff Smith » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:59 am

Okay, who broke the maxi on 1819 this morning? :wink:

NewsTimes

After delays, Danbury trains running on time
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A disabled train in Redding had caused southbound delays of up to 55 minutes early Tuesday morning. In addition, bus service replaced northbound trains at Cannondale in Wilton.
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The train that departed Danbury at 6:11 a.m. was delayed, the railroad said, and an earlier train headed for Grand Central Terminal left Danbury at 5:31 a.m. but was canceled at Redding due to mechanical difficulties. A train is reportedly stalled on the tracks.
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Re: 2015 Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:21 pm

yesterday, not today
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Re: 2015 Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Postby bigrailfan » Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:01 pm

All hudson line trains are skipping Ossining and turning the HVAC off due to a hazmat leak on water st in Ossining.
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Re: 2016 Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Postby nomis » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:17 am

It's a new year, and I decided to keep the same thread for delays. The title is altered for the new year however.
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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:06 pm

Looks like Wassaic has a mid-day bustitution. Equipment crap out or work disruption?

http://www.mta.info/status/MetroNorth/Wassaic/24200401

Looks like 917 and 925 SE to Wassaic, and 956 and 964 returns.

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Service Change Posted: 01/05/2016 12:55PM

Substitute Bus Service will be provided on the Wassaic Branch for the 1:21 PM train departing Southeast making all stops to Wassaic. Bus Service will also be provided for the 2:18 PM train departing Wassaic making all stops to Southeast. Please listen for announcements at your station.

Service Change Posted: 01/05/2016 10:59AM

Substitute Bus Service will be provided on the Wassaic Branch for the 11:21 AM train departing Southeast making all stops to Wassaic. Bus Service will also be provided for the 12:28 AM train departing Wassaic making all stops to Southeast. Please listen for announcements at your station.
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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Postby RearOfSignal » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:39 pm

It was track/signal problem.
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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Postby Steamboat Willie » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:05 pm

Broken rail at MP 57.1
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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Postby Jeff Smith » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:48 am

So, south of Patterson, figure around Towners/312? Tell me, how quick is something like that fixed? Do they leave rail along the ROW for quicker repair?
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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Postby RearOfSignal » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:21 am

It wasn't a broken rail. Trains were able to safely operate over the affected section of track. A minor defect caused the track circuits to drop, forcing train to operate slower than usual through the area. Keep in mind how cold it was, metal contracts in cold so that might have played a part in this.
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