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Bustitution

Post by Jeff Smith » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:08 am

http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/serviceupd ... ?story=951" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Substitute Busing in Effect Between Southeast & Wassaic Friday, January 15
Substitute bus service will be provided between Southeast and Wassaic Friday, January 15, starting with the 7:53 AM train from Grand Central Terminal (to Wassaic) and ending with the 2:18 PM train departing Wassaic (to New York).

This change accommodates track work on the Wassaic branch.
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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Post by Jeff Smith » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:21 am

Looks like a crap-out in Derby: http://www.mta.info/status/MetroNorth/W ... y/24224600" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Substitute Bus Service will be provided on the Waterbury Branch for the 8:23 AM train departing Derby making all stops to Waterbury as well as the 9:12 AM train departing Waterbury making all stops to Bridgeport due to Mechanical difficulties. Bus service is operating approximately 60 - 90 minutes late. Please listen for announcements at your station.
Note "departing Derby". Assuming the train gets towed, I would assume a trip on the New Haven leg of the Devon wye to New Haven.
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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Post by Jeff Smith » Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:55 am

No news news: Snowmaggedon '16 1.0 EOH service shows regular Saturday schedule and good service. WOH is suspended because NJT is run by little girls. :wink:
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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:01 am

lot more snow south of river.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Post by Jeff Smith » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:09 am

LIRR has systemwide delays; I think it's more a coastal storm. Since Hoboken is nominally coastal, I suppose they're being prudent.
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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Post by Jeff Smith » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:12 am

Ooh, this doesn't happen too often. Why? Cuz Cob, that's why.

http://www.mta.info/status/MetroNorth/W ... y/24230411" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Now, Waterbury is delayed, but splain to me Lucy why the rest of the line isn't delayed?
Waterbury Line Customers
Delays Posted: 01/26/2016 11:08AM

Waterbury Branch Northbound customers are currently experiencing delays of 20 to 25 minutes due to a late connection and congestion caused by an earlier scheduled bridge opening in the vicinity of Cos Cob. Please listen for announcements at your station.
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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Post by Jeff Smith » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:54 pm

I didn't see any news, but someone posted in the FB group that the bridge may have had a problem closing? Cos Cob, that is. But I could not verify that report.

New report: Danbury Bustitution

http://www.mta.info/status/MetroNorth/Danbury/24230691" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Danbury Branch: Substitute Bus Service will be provided for the 2:23PM train departing Merritt 7 making all stops to Danbury due to police activity in the vicinity of Merritt 7 . Bus service is operating approximately 70 to 80 minutes late. Please listen for announcements at your station.
Emphasis is mine. This is what happens when you let police drive the trains!

http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/news/buse ... ch/620881/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Buses Running On Metro-North's Danbury Branch

A bus is running in place of the 3:17 p.m. train from Danbury to South Norwalk due to police activity in the vicinity of Merritt 7, Metro-North said.
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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Post by Railroader » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:33 pm

Jeff Smith wrote:I didn't see any news, but someone posted in the FB group that the bridge may have had a problem closing? Cos Cob, that is. But I could not verify that report.

New report: Danbury Bustitution

http://www.mta.info/status/MetroNorth/Danbury/24230691" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Danbury Branch: Substitute Bus Service will be provided for the 2:23PM train departing Merritt 7 making all stops to Danbury due to police activity in the vicinity of Merritt 7 . Bus service is operating approximately 70 to 80 minutes late. Please listen for announcements at your station.
Emphasis is mine. This is what happens when you let police drive the trains!

http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/news/buse ... ch/620881/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Buses Running On Metro-North's Danbury Branch

A bus is running in place of the 3:17 p.m. train from Danbury to South Norwalk due to police activity in the vicinity of Merritt 7, Metro-North said.
Northbound stuck a car in Norwalk at Private Boat crossing. All is clear and service is back to normal as of 1838/ 1881

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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Post by Jeff Smith » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:00 am

Wassaic Bustitution: http://web.mta.info/supplemental/mnr/PDF/Wassaic2.pdf

I love it when they create substitute schedules! (yes, I'm a dork - that's why I'm the COO)
What’s happening:
Substitute bus service will be provided between Southeast and Wassaic Monday, February 1st through 4th starting with the 7:53 AM train from Grand Central Terminal (to Wassaic) and ending with the 2:18 PM train departing Wassaic (to NewYork).

Why service is being changed:
To accommodate track work on the Wassaic branch. Thank you for your cooperation.

WEEKDAYS
Effective Mon., Feb 1-Thur, Feb 4, 2016
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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Post by Ridgefielder » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:41 pm

Walked into GCT at 6:45 tonight to find a few thousand commuters standing on the concourse and exactly one train-- a Poughkeepsie express-- with a track posted. Eventually boarded a NWP local from track 42-- they brought it around the loop-- making all stops. Monitors said "police activity at Botanical Gardens," heard it was a suicide but if that's true or not I don't know. Quite a way to start the week.

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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Post by joetrain59 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:36 am

Later I heard there was a delay on Danbury branch in Bethel. A vehicle stopped on the tracks. No other info from News-Times site.
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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:06 am

Ridgefielder wrote:Walked into GCT at 6:45 tonight to find a few thousand commuters standing on the concourse and exactly one train-- a Poughkeepsie express-- with a track posted. Eventually boarded a NWP local from track 42-- they brought it around the loop-- making all stops. Monitors said "police activity at Botanical Gardens," heard it was a suicide but if that's true or not I don't know. Quite a way to start the week.
yes second teenager from Fordham prep to commit suicide in two weeks.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Post by Ridgefielder » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:22 am

DutchRailnut wrote:
Ridgefielder wrote:Walked into GCT at 6:45 tonight to find a few thousand commuters standing on the concourse and exactly one train-- a Poughkeepsie express-- with a track posted. Eventually boarded a NWP local from track 42-- they brought it around the loop-- making all stops. Monitors said "police activity at Botanical Gardens," heard it was a suicide but if that's true or not I don't know. Quite a way to start the week.
yes second teenager from Fordham prep to commit suicide in two weeks.
My God, that's horrible. :(

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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Post by Jeff Smith » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:37 pm

http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/delay_expl ... 022016.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
An Explanation For Last Night’s (Monday, February 1) Extensive Delays

To Our Customers:

The extensive delays that you experienced last night occurred when a New Haven Line train struck a person at our Botanical Garden Station in the Bronx around 3:30 PM, shortly before the start of the evening rush hour.

This tragedy initially took all four tracks out of service in a critical section of track used by our Harlem and New Haven Lines, as emergency personnel, including personnel from FDNY, EMS and Metro-North, responded.

At the start of the rush hour two tracks were returned to service, but we were unable to stop Harlem or New Haven trains at any Bronx stations.

We only had one of our usual three outbound tracks in this area, and had to operate trains at significantly reduced speeds to protect emergency response personnel. As a result, significant train congestion occurred resulting in increasing delays to train service into and out of Grand Central. This congestion also affected Hudson Line service.

Because trains were delayed getting into Grand Central, we did not have these trains available for service out of Grand Central. This resulted in crowded conditions in Grand Central and required us to cancel and combine trains.

We realize that last night’s commute home was fraught with delays, congestion and crowded conditions. We thank you for your patience and your understanding as we attempted to provide the best service possible during an extremely difficult situation.
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Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Post by Jeff Smith » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:35 am

Signal Issues: http://www.mta.info/status/MetroNorth/Danbury/24275014" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Danbury Line Customers
Delays Posted: 02/26/2016 10:24AM

Danbury Branch 9:05 AM train from Danbury to South Norwalk has been canceled due to signal issues. The next Southbound train to South Norwalk departs Danbury at 10:30 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of this incident.
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