2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:11 pm

It was actually just a part of Keolis' expanded Fare is Fair campaign. The new ticket check hires rounded up the customers who didn't have a ticket into the rear coach and then unhitched it from the train.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:09 pm

And the bar across the door is part of the Ring O' Steel!

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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:24 pm

Did they break a Knuckle? Or did a coupler pin fail? Hopefully it wasn't a drawbar failure. :( :( :(
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby MBTA3247 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:55 pm

Article from the Boston Globe on the train separation.

If I had to guess, I'd say the coupler pin failed or wasn't seated properly and bounced out. It would be rather unusual (though I'm sure not unheard of) for a knuckle or drawbar to fail on level track, especially on the last car of a train.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:15 am

We seem to have invented a new station stop this morning.

Update: Rockport Line Train 104 (6:30 am from Rockport) is operating 5-15 min late between Rover Works and North Station due to a mechanical issue.


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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby octr202 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:24 pm

T alerts and Twitter reporting police on the right of way in Andover. No reasons given, but 219 being bused, 221 held at Anderson. 224 cancelled. Doesn't sound good.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby blackcap » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:43 pm

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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby BandA » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:58 pm

According to the Boston Globbe, the fatality was a 17yo Philips Academy day student from Andover. It occurred near 30 or maybe 38 Andover St. Trespasser, foul-play not suspected. http://www.andovertownsman.com/news/andover-teen-struck-killed-by-train-off-andover-street/article_e5e37686-a3a2-11e7-9b5e-9b1d7b0eb4e6.html adds:
...about a mile and a half north of the Ballardvale train station, was reported to Andover police at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday, after a call from MBTA Police.

http://www.eagletribune.com/news/update--year-old-killed-by-train-attended-phillips-academy/article_0de3c632-a389-11e7-a46e-d3ace594f808.html
This was the second time in four months that a person was struck and killed by a Haverhill-bound commuter train in this area. Brett Billings, 24, of Andover was hit by a train at the Sutton Street crossing in North Andover in May.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:59 am

It seems like there is a unusually high number of trespasser strikes / fatalities this year.

Very unfortunate =\
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:45 am

According to the most recent numbers, IIRC, there have been 24 fatalities on the CR system YTD '17, very high this year indeed
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby BandA » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:21 pm

What is the problem, are pedestrian/road crossings too far apart? Thrill seekers? Suicides? People confused by new higher speeds or frequencies? Are the T trains too quiet & the sneak up on trespassers? Perhaps there is need for root-cause analysis. Deploying more police isn't the solution for pedestrian strikes in most cases.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:08 am

Wonder if headphones could be to blame. Everywhere I go I see people walking around with headphones on oblivious to their surroundings.

This morning the Transit Police were at Salem handing out Train Safety Goody Bags. "See Tracks? Think Train™" / "Operation Lifesaver® - Look, Listen & Live" / http://www.oli.org

The goody bag had a pamphlet on train safety and a keychain and pen with the "See Tracks? Think Train™" logos on them.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:53 am

Unfortunately a lot of these incidents are suicides. Some just equally unfortunate errors in judgement (I can/gotta get across).
It's been a bad year - not much you can do about the former. Maybe better education on the latter.

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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:58 pm

Was there another trespasser strike tonight? At the very least it's a rough night for the Lowell line.

Shuttle buses will replace Lowell Train 344 (8:45p from Lowell) between Lowell & North Billerica due to police activity on the right of way.

Lowell Update: Train 339 will terminate at North Billerica due to police activity. Shuttle bus service will be provided to Lowell Station.

Lowell Train 339 (7:25p from North Station) will terminate at North Billerica due to police activity on the right of way. Updates to follow.

Lowell Trn 342 (7:32p from Lowell) is canceled today due to police activity on the right of way. Psgrs can consider Trn 344 (8:45p inbound).

Lowell Train 337 (6:30 pm from North Station) is stopped near Lowell Station due to police activity on the right of way. Updates to follow.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:20 pm

Between Gorham Street and the old tower.

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