Congrats to Those Who Make it Happen: Best 1Q ever for MN

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Congrats to Those Who Make it Happen: Best 1Q ever for MN

Post by Jeff Smith » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:56 pm

http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2012/ ... 3Apr12.htm
Metro-North records its best first quarter

MID-HUDSON – The Metro-North Railroad has recorded its best on-time performance for a first quarter during the first three months of the year, system-wide at 98.8 percent. The railroad credits a continual focus on providing the best service possible and a mild winter as reasons.

On the New Haven Line, increasing the number of M-8 rail cars in service is also credited for the increases performance.

Metro-North also had four 100 percent days so far this year on its East of Hudson service. During the first three months of the year, the railroad had only one day – January 19 – when on-time performance fell below 95 percent, and 59 days out of 91 when it was a 99 percent or above.
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Re: Congrats to Those Who Make it Happen: Best 1Q ever for M

Post by CComMack » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:09 pm

Not to take anything away from the railroaders of Metro North, who have earned the praise, but I'm sure that it helped that there was virtually no snow or other harsh winter weather to deal with this year.

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Re: Congrats to Those Who Make it Happen: Best 1Q ever for M

Post by 25Hz » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:44 am

That is pretty impressive.
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Re: Congrats to Those Who Make it Happen: Best 1Q ever for M

Post by morris&essex4ever » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:08 pm

Not to take away from Metro North's impressive performance, but what is considered "on time"? I know for NJ Transit a train's considered "on time" if it reaches its destination no more than 5 minutes and 59 seconds of the time listed in the schedule.
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Re: Congrats to Those Who Make it Happen: Best 1Q ever for M

Post by runningwithscalpels » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:21 pm

morris&essex4ever wrote:Not to take away from Metro North's impressive performance, but what is considered "on time"? I know for NJ Transit a train's considered "on time" if it reaches its destination no more than 5 minutes and 59 seconds of the time listed in the schedule.
I'm fairly sure that's Metro North's criteria too.
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Re: Congrats to Those Who Make it Happen: Best 1Q ever for M

Post by truck6018 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:49 pm

runningwithscalpels wrote:
morris&essex4ever wrote:Not to take away from Metro North's impressive performance, but what is considered "on time"? I know for NJ Transit a train's considered "on time" if it reaches its destination no more than 5 minutes and 59 seconds of the time listed in the schedule.
I'm fairly sure that's Metro North's criteria too.
It is. The train has to reach its final destination within 5 min 59 sec of its scheduled arrival time to be considered on time.

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Re: Congrats to Those Who Make it Happen: Best 1Q ever for M

Post by Head-end View » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:51 pm

Ditto for LIRR. I wonder if that's the standard for all U.S. commuter railroads. Anybody?

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Re: Congrats to Those Who Make it Happen: Best 1Q ever for M

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:57 pm

The 5 minute and 59 seconds is APTA standard, used by all APTA members .

http://apta.com/Pages/default.aspx
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Re: Congrats to Those Who Make it Happen: Best 1Q ever for M

Post by Clean Cab » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:00 am

MN used to use 5 minute and 29 seconds until 1994. I just wonder if those extra 30 sedonds would make that much of a difference?
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Re: Congrats to Those Who Make it Happen: Best 1Q ever for M

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:33 am

again Metro North did not change it, APTA did.
and they set the industry standard.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Congrats to Those Who Make it Happen: Best 1Q ever for M

Post by Clean Cab » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:26 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:again Metro North did not change it, APTA did.
and they set the industry standard.

That maybe so, but that doesn't answer my question.
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