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Tunnel To NYP Issues

Postby EuroStar » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:07 am

NJT (and Amtrak) had a bad weekend with both tunnels experiencing severe issues and needed long repairs this weekend. For more info https://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=PressReleaseTo&PRESS_RELEASE_ID=3236. I also posted this in the Gateway Tunnels thread http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=106488&p=1485414#p1485414.
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Re: Tunnel To NYP Issues

Postby Hawaiitiki » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:14 am

My poor parents trying to have a night out in the city were stuck in that unholy mess. They attempted to board an NEC train around midnight after a concert, didn't reach Secaucus until 2:30 am, missed their PVL connection (by a while), and had to Uber it to Hillsdale costing them $110.

My father who is approaching 60 is a regular commuter into New York-Penn and is exploring leaving the region (with his tax dollars) because of how badly the detioration of NJT has affected his quality of life. At least 3 times a month, he is forced to either Uber it from Ridgewood or Secaucus or call a relative to pick him up, effectively doubling the cost of what he pays for a monthly. Not to mention at least once a week being delayed reaching home by an hour because of delays. We as New Jerseyans have truly been failed and we can't blame anybody for wanting to/actually leaving this dumpster fire of a state.
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Re: Tunnel To NYP Issues

Postby jamesinclair » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:41 am

Hawaiitiki wrote:My poor parents trying to have a night out in the city were stuck in that unholy mess. They attempted to board an NEC train around midnight after a concert, didn't reach Secaucus until 2:30 am, missed their PVL connection (by a while), and had to Uber it to Hillsdale costing them $110.

My father who is approaching 60 is a regular commuter into New York-Penn and is exploring leaving the region (with his tax dollars) because of how badly the detioration of NJT has affected his quality of life. At least 3 times a month, he is forced to either Uber it from Ridgewood or Secaucus or call a relative to pick him up, effectively doubling the cost of what he pays for a monthly. Not to mention at least once a week being delayed reaching home by an hour because of delays. We as New Jerseyans have truly been failed and we can't blame anybody for wanting to/actually leaving this dumpster fire of a state.


My gf just moved to Manhattan because the NJT commute was not reliable enough. Money saved on rent in NJ was being spent on wasted time, Ubers, and being uncomfortable.
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Re: Tunnel To NYP Issues

Postby pumpers » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:14 am

What the heck was going on here?
https://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/20 ... o_pun.html
Where did the metal pole come from that punctured an NJ Transit train?

It happened in the tunnel. That would unnerve a few people, including me! Yikes.
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Sort of reminds me of those cheezy black and white Japanese monster movie reruns I watched as a kid on Channel 9, almost 50 years ago. Godzilla (or the other monsters whose names I forget) picking up a train and throwing it, or in this case, spearing a car with telephone poles and stuff like that ...
EDIT: at the Amtrak link in the first post, it sound like it may have been a piece of the pantograph.
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Re: Tunnel To NYP Issues

Postby Return to Reading Company Olney Sta » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:01 pm

Sunday about 5PM both tunnels were again closed. After boarding we sat at platform close to an hour; conductor announced that both tunnels would be temporarily out of service.
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Re: Tunnel To NYP Issues

Postby pumpers » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:10 pm

Return to Reading Company Olney Sta wrote:Sunday about 5PM both tunnels were again closed. After boarding we sat at platform close to an hour; conductor announced that both tunnels would be temporarily out of service.

As I recall Godzilla swam pretty well underwater, so maybe he was up to something outside the tunnels again, if not inside them...
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Re: Tunnel To NYP Issues

Postby Return to Reading Company Olney Sta » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:13 pm

pumpers wrote:
Return to Reading Company Olney Sta wrote:Sunday about 5PM both tunnels were again closed. After boarding we sat at platform close to an hour; conductor announced that both tunnels would be temporarily out of service.

As I recall Godzilla swam pretty well underwater, so maybe he was up to something outside the tunnels again, if not inside them...


It has been a few years since I saw the mid 90's version of the movie but IIRC Godzilla did enter MSG - and think that may have been the nest for its eggs. Did not see signs of the giant lizard Sunday though!
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Re: Tunnel To NYP Issues

Postby Head-end View » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:12 pm

And lets not forget "Rodan", the flying monster born in a coal mine in Japan. :wink:
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