2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby chrisf » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:03 am

The EGE wrote:Any identifiable reasons why this is happening?

It's pretty safe to assume that a non-trivial number of them are suicides.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby typesix » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:16 pm

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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby jaymac » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:55 am

It's on the Service Alerts: The 10-23-2017 400 -- power unknown -- had repeated engine resets and was to "run" to Littleton for 402 to pick up the riders. Mebbe complicating things was the PAR OCS occupying Ayer platform.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:42 am

Kind of a blanket all trains alert this morning:

Commuter rail service may experience delays this morning, wind, downed trees & power outages throughout the area



My commute in this morning was horrible. Train showed up 20 minutes late and it was even a train scheduled earlier than the one I was waiting for. That's not the worst part, the worst was this train had 3 train loads of people on a 4 car set... Needless to say, it was like riding the orange line. Also, first time I ever heard the conductors say "sorry, no room" when we stoped at Swapmpscott.

Also, when the train stopped at Salem, being a 4 car set a lot of people were passed the back of the train, and when they couldn't open the rear door on the last care they all climbed over the engine to board :(
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Frode » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:14 am

The Providence line was closed for a while this morning due to a tree down on the tracks near Mansfield. The Stoughton line was running with delays. The line was then partially reopened with inbound trains to Boston running on the outbound track. I understand that it's now fully operational.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:25 am

A picture of some of the damage this morning: https://twitter.com/MBTA_CR/status/9249 ... 04/photo/1
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:43 pm

The commute home was just as bad.

The 5:40 Newburyport train was delayed 10 minutes and was a 4 car set. Just as crowded as this morning, standing room only. All vestibules filled. People were opening their own doors / trap doors because it was impossible to walk through the aisle in the cars to get to a conductor until after Salem.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:46 pm

Not a good night for those trying to get to Salem.

Looks like all trains are running 5-15 minute behind schedule departing North Station and now Train 173 has been stopped at Chelsea for 30 minutes due to a mechanical issue.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:09 pm

Here's a odd one:

Newburyport Train 175(6:45pm from North Station) will make an additional stop at River Works to accommodate passengers from Train 173.


Train 173 is never scheduled to stop at River Works.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:11 pm

And Train 175 is scheduled to stop there, anyway. Very odd alert, and clearly some misunderstanding going on.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:13 pm

2017 Fatality #32

Train 125 at Everett Ave grade crossing.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby jaymac » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:57 am

0650/11-08-2017 Service Alert shows 402 20-30 behind cuzza mechanical issues. 402 reported main res air down to 88 on 1 just west of 330 at 0556. Per D-3, Keolis wanted to run 404 around them, but 402 reported themselves on the move at 0609.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby twropr » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:03 pm

On Wed. the 8th Amtrak #449 was terminated after leaving Framingham due to a pedestrian strike. Was the person hit by #449, or an MBTA train?
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby TomNelligan » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:35 pm

The incident involved a trespasser struck by train 449 in Ashland.
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