Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby TrainManTy » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:16 pm

Heavy ridership on a previous train, perhaps.

They could have done a better job communicating such, however.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby mdamico23 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:09 am

Train 425, the 4:40 "Superexpress" out of North Station encountered a slight delay last night 12/27, when a mentally disturbed individual got in a heated argument with the conductor. Not sure what the argument was about, but the guy almost assaulted the conductor, who showed great restraint. 425's crew radioed to Boston West and was instructed to stop at the outbound platform in Waltham where the individual was escorted off by a pair of Waltham's finest. In all my years of riding the commuter rail, I've never seen anything like that.

Later in the evening of 12/27, the outer reaches of the Fitchburg Line were a mess with some signal issues around CPF-WL, and the appearance of a Pan Am "Grain Train", which had to be split into two sections and (I think) POED all competing for the same Track Space. The D3 dispatcher had his work cut out for him last night.

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:59 am

Freight interference and a switch failure at CPF-AY doomed the tail end of the PM rush hour
at Ayer...

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby jaymac » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:45 am

For 12-30-2013, the Service Alerts were posted for Fitchburg Line delays sometime before when I looked at 0735. My knowledge of the radio part of things started at 0635 when D-3 advised 406 there would be switch troubles at CPF-AY, 408 getting the same advice a few minutes later. At 0655, someone -- mebbe 406 -- got a 241 at AY on 2. At 0659, 408 got a 241 for 1 to 1 at AY, 410 getting the same at 0722.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby Diverging Route » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:53 am

Twenty-two T-alerts received today with delayed and cancelled trains due to "...a fire at Canton Junction," and saying the LED signs there are out of service.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:55 am

^ From the sounds have it, Amtrak had an electrical fire. Some (or all?) of the catenary is OOS. Perhaps signals are screwed up as well.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby Cosmo » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:43 am

BostonUrbEx wrote:^ From the sounds have it, Amtrak had an electrical fire. Some (or all?) of the catenary is OOS. Perhaps signals are screwed up as well.

No delays reported for NE Regional #170, as we speak, NB through Kingston. No text alert either (I signed up for it when I purchased my tix.)
Still about an hour from that area though. Will see when we get there.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby tvachon » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:24 pm

mdamico23 wrote: 425's crew radioed to Boston West and was instructed to stop at the outbound platform in Waltham where the individual was escorted off by a pair of Waltham's finest.


So that is what that was, I figured we had another passenger who got on the 425 instead of the 427 or a conflict on the single trackage
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby GE45tonner » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:17 am

Supposed to be a massive Nor' Easter coming in tomorrow/friday. Not looking forward to seeing how they hold and the massive amount of service alerts piling in. :P
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby Komarovsky » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:03 pm

Worcester line delayed this morning due to "computer problems." Another outage of computer syatem like we had a few months ago?
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby MBTA1016 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:03 pm

GE45tonner wrote:Supposed to be a massive Nor' Easter coming in tomorrow/friday. Not looking forward to seeing how they hold and the massive amount of service alerts piling in. :P


Hopefully the mbta doesn't fall apart like a couple years ago. First storm of 2014 is how we start the second day of the year. I'm looking forward to a possible snow day the first day back to school after christmas vacation :)
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby sery2831 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:57 pm

Lets send this thread south for the winter... All commuter rail delays will be discussed here for the winter: viewtopic.php?f=65&t=153726
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