03/02/18 Nor'easter(aka Riley)

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03/02/18 Nor'easter(aka Riley)

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:58 pm

IS MN still running or have they pulled the pin and shutdown?
Did Shore line East also shutdown with Amtrak?
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Re: 03/02/18 Nor'easter(aka Riley) - MNCR status

Postby MACTRAXX » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:01 pm

BSH:

From looking at www.mta.info this is what Metro North is currently reporting as of 7:45 PM:
Hudson Line: Delays of up to 20 minutes due to fallen trees between Riverdale and Ossining.
Harlem Line: www.mta.info/status/MetroNorth/Harlem/25333967
New Haven Line: Delays of up to 40 minutes due to single tracking between Old Greenwich and
Cos Cob because of fallen trees near Riverside. The New Canaan Branch is being bustituted due
to fallen trees near New Canaan. The Danbury and Waterbury Branches are also affected.

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Re: 03/02/18 Nor'easter(aka Riley)

Postby Tommy Meehan » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:09 pm

Backshophoss wrote:Did Shore line East also shutdown with Amtrak?


I think they did although their website says buses will cover schedules.
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Re: 03/02/18 Nor'easter(aka Riley)

Postby Tommy Meehan » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:48 pm

Here's Metro-North's status from their website:

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Re: 03/02/18 Nor'easter(aka Riley)

Postby truck6018 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:02 am

The Harlem Line north of NWP was horrible. Multiple trees down along with third rail damage. There were no north bound trains leaving NWP between approximately 8 PM (train 949) and almost 11PM, a passenger extra diesel train. After the very late 949, all locomotives had to cycle through NWP yard to have the third rail shoes removed, before they were sent north.
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Re: 03/02/18 Nor'easter(aka Riley)

Postby Tommy Meehan » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:52 pm

They are showing regular service today, Saturday, on all lines except the New Canaan Branch "due to weather related issues." Buses continue to substitute for trains because of trees and utility lines down on the tracks. Below is a screen cap of the online Grand Central Terminal departure page.

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