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Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby sery2831 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:02 pm

Please post all commuter rail delays and reports here. A separate sticky has been proved for the subway.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby AEM7AC920 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:48 pm

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby Diverging Route » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:42 am

OK, here's the first entry!

One of the busiest trains in the entire schedule bites the dust:

Prov/Stou 808 06:52AM IB cancelled due to mechanical failure 3/28/2011 7:01 AM
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby MBTA1016 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:05 pm

Diverging Route wrote:OK, here's the first entry!

One of the busiest trains in the entire schedule bites the dust:

Prov/Stou 808 06:52AM IB cancelled due to mechanical failure 3/28/2011 7:01 AM


Ouch! How many mechanical failures do u think they'll be
now with winter over
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby CRail » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:36 pm

Hint: Winter had nothing to do with it!
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby BandM4266 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:19 pm

Train 133 was aprox 25 mins late for arrival at Rockport, now the MBTA website has the following posted.

"Newbury/Rock 136 07:50 PM IB experiencing 10-15 min delays due to previous mechanical failure 3/29/2011 8:11 PM"
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby MBTA1016 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:04 pm

CRail wrote:Hint: Winter had nothing to do with it!

Ok it just seems during the winter the commuter rail almost shuts down due to mechanical problems etc...
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:06 pm

Fitch/SoActon 436 08:25 PM IB experiencing 20-25 min delays which will grow to 30 min plus due to signal problem 3/29/2011 8:45 PM

Fitch/SoActon 434 07:30 PM IB experiencing 30-45 min delays due to signal problem 3/29/2011 8:30 PM
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby octr202 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:04 am

Wed. morning (3/30) - Haverhill Line.

#202 canceled according to T Alerts.

#204 ran 15-20 minutes late (from someone else I heard it was closer to 15 than 20). I gave up on #204 and took the personal rubber tired shuttle to work.
Wondering if I'll see the Haverhill double-tracking finished before I retire...
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby Diverging Route » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:26 pm

I just got about 10 of these with the same theme...

Prov/Stou 807 12:10 PM OB experiencing 10-15 min delays due to train traffic at south station 3/30/2011 12:19 PM
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby octr202 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:46 am

Delay to #204 out of Haverhill again this morning. As the platform LED sign was saying "STAND BACK BOSTON TRAIN" what I suspect was a PAR SEPO (had two CSXT GE widecabs) went eastbound through Andover station. About a 15 minute delay waiting for it to clear up at Shawsheen so 204 could finally go west.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby Diverging Route » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:21 am

Too much information?
Prov/Stou 911 09:45 AM OB experiencing 10-15 min delays due to mechanical failure 4/1/2011 10:11 AMwait for 910 to clear canton
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby sery2831 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:13 am

Is this the new alert directly from MBCR and not via the OCC maybe?
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby sery2831 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:39 am

From mbta.com:
Franklin/FrgPrk 707 09:25 AM OB experiencing 10-15 min delays due to turn of a late turn. 4/4/2011 9:43 AM


Haverhill 220 12:00 PM IB may experience up to a 10-15 min delay due to late arrival of Train 213 4/4/2011 11:49 AM


I am guessing the OCC is no longer sending the alerts out and these are coming directly from MBCR.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:03 pm

MBCR officially picked up their portion of the alerts the other week, I'll see if I can track down the little Metro blurb about it.
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