2015 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

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2015 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby ACeInTheHole » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:43 pm

Well.. New year, but we never swapped the thread.. Figured I should take care of that one.. Anyways, have at it.
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Re: 2015 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:56 am

And.... here we go.

Fairmount Line Train 746 (7:15 am from Readville) is disabled due to mechanical problems and will be assisted by another train. Expect delay of 30-45 minutes.
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Re: 2015 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby TrainManTy » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:22 pm

506 had an HEP failure at Auburndale this morning and was operated as a shove move (engineer in locomotive, conductor in cab car) the rest of the trip, arriving about half an hour late into South Station.
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Re: 2015 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby octr202 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:15 am

Bad morning North. 406 and 154 both cancelled. 351/352 & 355/356 cancelled as collateral damage. From the T'alerts it sounds like there was an extra sent to South Acton to help cover for 406 - so likely that's where the set for 351/2 went.
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Re: 2015 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby saulblum » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:47 am

octr202 wrote:Bad morning North. 406 and 154 both cancelled. 351/352 & 355/356 cancelled as collateral damage. From the T'alerts it sounds like there was an extra sent to South Acton to help cover for 406 - so likely that's where the set for 351/2 went.


And to top it off there was seemingly one conductor on the replacement for 406, so it took 10 minutes to board at Waltham.
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Re: 2015 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby sery2831 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:13 am

The replacement set for 406 was a protect crew, it's just an engineer and a conductor. They do not have a trainman. It's better to run a protect train with one conductor than not run a protect train at all.
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Re: 2015 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby saulblum » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:21 am

Thanks for the clarification. I didn't realize till I saw these posts that the train that showed up was not the original train set.
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Re: 2015 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:31 am

A T-Alert this morning predicting there will be no delays. :wink:

Last train times from North Sta on Fri, Jan 23, & Sat, Jan 24, WILL NOT BE ADJUSTED for the second TD Garden Garth Brooks concert, which is scheduled to begin at 10:30 pm.

Last trains will depart at their regularly scheduled times on Friday and Saturday.
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Platform collapse at Billerica MBTA station

Postby jmar896 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:17 pm

A platform collapse at a Billerica mbta commuter rail station just happened according to Fox 25. At least 2 injured so far. I'll get a link to the story in a while.
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Re: 2015 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:11 am

Retractable platform edge at North Billerica collapsed while a train was in the station tonight. Several passengers were injured.
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Re: 2015 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:10 am

Too many T-Alerts to count this morning. On the NH route, 302, 351/352, 308, 355/356 among the casualties. All lines have delays and cancellations. Not unexpected, and certainly understood. At least with T-alerts and real-time feeds, passengers can plan better than before these on-line services, where we used to just show up at stations and wait. And wait. And wait.
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Re: 2015 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby twropr » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:59 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:Retractable platform edge at North Billerica collapsed while a train was in the station tonight. Several passengers were injured.

It's been so many years since I've been in MA that I don't know what a retractable platform edge is. When I used to board the train at Billerica it had low-level platforms for each of the two tracks that accommodated about 4-5 cars.
Can someone update me?
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Re: 2015 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby The EGE » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:02 pm

Mini-high platforms have the last foot of their edge on a hinge so that it can be flipped up to allow wide freights to pass.

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Re: 2015 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Komarovsky » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:27 am

502 is disabled at Wellesley this morning and is being rescued by 504. 505 and 507 are listed as being delayed due to weatherconditions. Also seeing a lot of frozen doors and traps this morning.

Have to say that despite the delays the Worcester line is about as reliable in the winter under Keolis as it was with MBCR.
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Re: 2015 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby ST214 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:12 pm

Mechanical issues all over the Northside, but the winner was the Fitchburg line. This afternoons schedule went out the window due to mechanical failures.
Hoping for a rebirth of the Screamer fleet.
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