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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby glennk419 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:44 pm

R3 Passenger wrote:There is another one at Jenkintown this afternoon. Delays on Lansdale/Doylestown, Warminster, and West Trenton lines again.


Just saw that, unbelievable! From the chopper shots, it was a push-pull inbound between Glenside and Jenkintown. Best wishes for the engineer and hopefully it wasn't a trainee which would be about the only reason that train set was out and about in the middle of the afternoon.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby CNJGeep » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:14 pm

glennk419 wrote:Best wishes for the engineer and hopefully it wasn't a trainee which would be about the only reason that train set was out and about in the middle of the afternoon.

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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby NorthPennLimited » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:02 am

Back in the 60's and 70's people would jump off a high rise building or leave the car running in the garage.

Today's generation overdoses and jumps in front of trains.

It's an unfortunate part of human nature. Throughout history, people sometimes become so depressed or helpless, they feel as though they have no other choice but to end their life. It's ashame they don't get the help they need before they make the choice to end their life.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby glennk419 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:17 am

CNJGeep wrote:
glennk419 wrote:Best wishes for the engineer and hopefully it wasn't a trainee which would be about the only reason that train set was out and about in the middle of the afternoon.

Diesel 80 qualifying trip.


Thanks, couldn't see the head end. Not even qualified and has its first fatality. Reminds me of the kid who climbed up the brand new SL-V at WES and got electrocuted.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby NorthPennLimited » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:12 pm

Has SEPTA deployed its gel trains yet?

I'm not aware of any slippery rail delays [yet] but past practice has them start the gel program in early October.

I'm not complaining. This Indian Summer is great weather for sitting outside and having a cold beer, or sneaking off to the beach for some last rays of sunshine with nobody else around at the Jersey shore except the sea gulls and the fisherman looking to hook a striped bass during the fall migration.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby nova08 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:44 pm

A gel train ran on the Norristown line late last week, maybe Thursday night. I assume it was a test train, I haven't heard one since. Can't remember the loco #, maybe 61 or 71.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby eb684 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:11 pm

So um, this was posted on the SEPTA main page earlier this evening:

Lansdale/Doylestown : Outbound train #570 is operating with delays of up to 30 minutes due to an unruly passenger aboard the train.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby silverliner266 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:57 pm

Something happened today. Big midday delays on the Doylestown Line. Twitter said it was emergency track work, does anyone know what happened?
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby MichaelBug » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:29 am

There were issues with the grade crossings in North Wales not functioning properly on Thursday 11/30 & Friday 12/1, causing trains to have to be flagged across them. Supposedly due to a broken rail in the pavement under one of the crossings, causing shorts in the signal circuits.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby glennk419 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:51 am

West Trenton service currently suspended on account of a fatal train / auto collision at the Red Lion Road crossing. Given the treacherous road conditions this morning, the car most likely slid down the hill and into the crossing. RIP to the driver.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby JeffersonLeeEng » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:50 am

Paoli/Thorndale Line suspension this morning (Tuesday, Jan 23rd) due to downed wires caused by Amtrak. Looks like SEPTA service resumed sometime 6:30ish, though...

http://6abc.com/travel/septa-paoli-thor ... s/2979665/
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby AlexC » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:15 pm

Looks like SEPTA is shutting down service all over the system in response to this Nor'Easter.

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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby glennk419 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:14 pm

RRD service currently suspended, mostly due to downed trees:

-Chestnut Hill East
-Chestnut Hill West
-Cynwyd
-Glenside
-Lansdale/Doylestown
-Paoli/Thorndale
-Trenton
-Warminster
-West Trenton

NHSL also suspended due to downed trees.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby BuddCar711 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:55 pm

You could add the R8 Fox Chase to the list. Downed tree past the Cheltenham station.
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Postby NorthPennLimited » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:50 am

KYW 1060 news interviewed Jeff K. He estimates the regional rail system should be close to “normal” by Monday. Best bet for passengers going to the flower show is via the subway system. Another similar storm with strong wind predicted to hit the area on Wednesday.
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