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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby MedicSutton » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:35 pm

Any word on a service plan for Thursday? Just Sayin.. #remember08
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby liftedjeep » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:22 pm

MedicSutton wrote:Any word on a service plan for Thursday? Just Sayin.. #remember08


As of now, the schedule looks to be service as usual. PATCO has already released a modified schedule for Thursday however. I think that would be your best bet to get into the city from Jersey.
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby GooStats » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:17 pm

Regular service, with one extra trip each way. It’s not going to be enough.
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby liftedjeep » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:18 pm

Regular service, but five car sets. One extra.
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby CLamb » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:34 am

According to the NJT website ticket sales for Thursday have been suspended. http://www.njtransit.com/sa/sa_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=CustomerNoticeTo&NoticeId=2523 This makes sense to avoid overcrowding but why can't they add more than one extra train each way? Is there a lack of available equipment? This would be a great opportunity for rail to shine.
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby sammy2009 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:55 am

I'm wondering the same. Why didn't NJT add some extra service for this special event.... are all the cars really out on the runs in North Jersey. ? I know many people are not gonna wanna drive in the city, why not swap those sets and throw MLV's on the line. That would possibly double the capacity. NJT really treats the Atlantic City Line like crap when a even for the feeding city can give the line a time to shine. They instead are throwing the load on the RIVERLINE. I wonder if it has to do with freight tracks along the schedule on the AC Line ?
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby time » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:39 am

Last week a train from New York Penn arrived at Newark Broad Street Station. The doors opened, and people literally fell out of the train as the doors opened. A few hundred people got off the train, but that was only because they had to let the 20-50 people off at Broad Street. The rest, plus another 50 or so waiting on the platform, proceeded with the process of mashing each other back onto the train. It took 4 tries to close the doors. Some people gave up and waited for the next train.

No, NJT does not have extra equipment for Eagles fans. :P
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby chuchubob » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:42 am

The AC Line ran extra train 4614 with eight cars and ALP45-DP 4527 pushing.
Train 4616 ran with seven cars instead of the usual four (summer) or three (winter).
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:51 pm

sammy2009 wrote:I'm wondering the same. Why didn't NJT add some extra service for this special event.... are all the cars really out on the runs in North Jersey. ? I know many people are not gonna wanna drive in the city, why not swap those sets and throw MLV's on the line. That would possibly double the capacity. NJT really treats the Atlantic City Line like crap when a even for the feeding city can give the line a time to shine. They instead are throwing the load on the RIVERLINE.
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby liftedjeep » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:33 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:
sammy2009 wrote:I'm wondering the same. Why didn't NJT add some extra service for this special event.... are all the cars really out on the runs in North Jersey. ? I know many people are not gonna wanna drive in the city, why not swap those sets and throw MLV's on the line. That would possibly double the capacity. NJT really treats the Atlantic City Line like crap when a even for the feeding city can give the line a time to shine. They instead are throwing the load on the RIVERLINE.
Not even the pope could bring the Multilevels to the AC Line.


I'm wondering if clearance issues on the Delair Bridge restrict the use of Multilevels on the Atlantic City Line. I know that's why autoracks and double-stack container cars are prohibited in South Jersey (not that there is a need for them, but regardless).
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:47 pm

Multilevels operated on AC Line on the ACES train, so that isn't a problem.
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby liftedjeep » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:27 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:Multilevels operated on AC Line on the ACES train, so that isn't a problem.


You're absolutely correct! I completely forgot
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby Graeme Salt » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:34 pm

I unwittingly travelled on the Atlantic City Line on the day of the Eagles victory parade (looking for GP40s but finding ALP45s.) Train 4612 left Hammonton full and standing - I wouldn't say it was crammed, certainly not compared with what I've experienced in Asia or even on the London tube, but it was cosy and I think we left a few dozen people behind on the platform (a policeman was deciding who got on and who didn't based on party size, and I only just made it as I was travelling alone.) Shortly after departure, the conductor announced that supervision had ordered the train run non-stop to 30th Street, after which it would immediately return to AC to let off passengers wanting intermediate stations! I didn't hear any dissent so I suppose most people were heading for the parade, but it was tough luck on any regular commuters wanting Lindenwold or Pennsauken! Back in 30th Street I found 4206 and 4215 sitting paired up on an empty train in track 1, and assumed they were going to work an extra, although I couldn't hang around to find out - don't suppose anyone saw them later on?
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:27 pm

Will Amtrak's proposed ban of non PTC compliant equipment on the NEC affect NJT service into 30th street?
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby ConrailRailfan » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:52 pm

I saw on the NJT website that trains were operating from Cherry Hill to AC today due to Amtrak signal problems. However, the trains operated to the Pennsauken Transit Center. I guess the website just didn't get updated?
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