2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:58 pm

Okay, that makes a lot of sense.

What kind of damage are we talking about that caused the signal issues. Is it actual damaged lines / electronics / signals or is it something less destructive such as ice causing track occupied reads?
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:43 pm

Newburyport Train 160 will operate on Train 192's schedule between Beverly & N Station through the end of this week


Thats different. Looks like they don't expect to resolve the signal issues this week and expect to Cancel 192 all week.

I normally take 160 to work in the morning if I don't have to head in early. This alert means 160 will be held almost 10 minutes at Beverly and will make all stops instead of running express from Salem.

I might want to consider a earlier train to make it into work for 9:30 in the morning.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:32 am

Just saw on Channel 7 that the same 3 cancelations in yesterdays morning commute and 5 in the evening commute for the Newburyport/Rockport lines will be in place through the end of this week.

The 15 minute delay statement going through the marshes is also in place for the rest of the week.
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Re: 2017 Commuter Rail Delay Discussion Thread

Postby Trinnau » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:53 am

RenegadeMonster wrote:What kind of damage are we talking about that caused the signal issues. Is it actual damaged lines / electronics / signals or is it something less destructive such as ice causing track occupied reads?


Word is the something along the lines of the last. Salt water is conductive and it got mixed with the snow/ice and saturated the roadbed which was almost submerged. Warmer temps, melting and rain later this week will probably be needed to clear it. If it was component damage they probably would have been able to fix it over the weekend.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby EdSchweppe » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:09 pm

Keolis has been running a wash train to clear the salt water contamination on the Newburyport/Rockport tracks.
https://twitter.com/KeolisBoston/status ... 1217822720 (with wash train video)
https://twitter.com/KeolisBoston/status ... 1400410112
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:15 am

Anyone know what the deal is with the modified schedules and how long they are in effect for the Newburyport/Rockport lines?

The paper they handed out last night at North station matches what the Alerts say. Through the end of this week, Friday the 12th.

However, this morning walking through North Station the automated announcement said the modified schedules are in effect through the 20th. Which is it?
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby StefanW » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:06 pm

Good news!!! I was just on train 177 going normal speed all the way from Chelsea to Lynn. No delay whatsoever. I was told indeed track 1 is no longer dark territory and that’s probably the case for track 2 also. Apparently it was all restored mid-afternoon.

I’m guessing the reduced-service schedule will remain in place until Monday so they don’t over-promise. However all speed restrictions may be lifted!!
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby RenegadeMonster » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:23 pm

I noticed the same as well tonight on 173.

Though we didn't quite get so lucky. We had to do a stop and protect at the first grade crossing and all through Chelsea we crawled along. But once we got to the marshes we going track speed. We did fall 15 minutes or so behind schedule going through Chelsea.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby blackcap » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:32 pm

The first Commuter Rail fatality of 2018 happened Thursday on the Haverhill Line near Ballardvale.

http://www.tpdnews411.com/2018/01/trespasser-struck-andover-cr.html
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:36 am

30 T-Alerts for the NEC between 6:00am and 8:30am (so far!). 802 died, 900 assisted, everything behind got delayed. Then a medical for 802/900 at Readville. And.... switch issues near PVD. And the best goes on.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:34 pm

the 1125 decided she had gone far enough, and went to bed on #802, and LAWN down in Pawtucket had issues, as well as PACKARD in Warwick, RI. Tough morning commute on the Mainline
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:34 pm

Diverging Route wrote:30 T-Alerts for the NEC between 6:00am and 8:30am (so far!). 802 died, 900 assisted, everything behind got delayed. Then a medical for 802/900 at Readville. And.... switch issues near PVD. And the beat goes on.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby Komarovsky » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:34 pm

Worcester line is having signal issues tonight, started at 5 and still not resolved apparently.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby jaymac » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:10 am

02-12-2018 Service Alert shows 404 10-15 delayed Shirley-BON, no cause specified. 0647, D-3 told 404 to walk the train while at the station -- Shirley? -- and that he'd notify Radio Room. 0654, D-3 told 404 OK to continue.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Postby GP40MC1118 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:47 pm

Probably a hit at the HB detector at Slab City...

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