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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by ACeInTheHole » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:32 pm

nick11a wrote:
srock1028 wrote:Effective immediately and continuing until further notice, bus service is being provided on the Gladstone Branch between Gladstone and Far Hills stations and train shuttle service between Far Hills and Summit stations due to weather-related overhead wire problems. Additionally, regular Morris & Essex Lines trains will make additional stops to accommodate customers.

In unrelated news, train 2300 on-time into Newark this morning.
I was in Gladstone on Wednesday evening during rush hour and trains were running regularly to Gladstone.
The other day the Gladstone trains were bussing past Bernardsville. Speaking of which, one Arrow set is running around with a dead single in consist. The 1321-1309-1456-1457 set. I believe the 1309 is the dead car. No traction motor noise from that car, and the set accelerates like a pig as the 1321 on one end and the married pair on the other try to compensate for the dead 1309. I was on #1309 on the one train #421 when it quit. Weird experience for sure. Lights went out, power, train rolled to a stop for a bit. Never had that happen before.

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by srock1028 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:51 am

ACeInTheHole wrote: I was in Gladstone on Wednesday evening during rush hour and trains were running regularly to Gladstone.
The other day the Gladstone trains were bussing past Bernardsville. Speaking of which, one Arrow set is running around with a dead single in consist. The 1321-1309-1456-1457 set. I believe the 1309 is the dead car. No traction motor noise from that car, and the set accelerates like a pig as the 1321 on one end and the married pair on the other try to compensate for the dead 1309. I was on #1309 on the one train #421 when it quit. Weird experience for sure. Lights went out, power, train rolled to a stop for a bit. Never had that happen before.[/quote]

That 4MU set started on train 408 this morning. May have been reset in Gladstone in the overnight hours?
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by ACeInTheHole » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:56 am

srock1028 wrote:
ACeInTheHole wrote: I was in Gladstone on Wednesday evening during rush hour and trains were running regularly to Gladstone.
The other day the Gladstone trains were bussing past Bernardsville. Speaking of which, one Arrow set is running around with a dead single in consist. The 1321-1309-1456-1457 set. I believe the 1309 is the dead car. No traction motor noise from that car, and the set accelerates like a pig as the 1321 on one end and the married pair on the other try to compensate for the dead 1309. I was on #1309 on the one train #421 when it quit. Weird experience for sure. Lights went out, power, train rolled to a stop for a bit. Never had that happen before.
That 4MU set started on train 408 this morning. May have been reset in Gladstone in the overnight hours?[/quote]
I think they just didnt cut out the #1309... It needs to go. The lights work and such but no traction power

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by srock1028 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:36 am

There is currently a wire down in one of the tunnels leading to Sunnyside Yard, causing a backup in the station. 15-20 minute delays right now. Everyone be safe out there with the bad weather.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by ladder2 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:20 am

So what is the major causes of delays on NJT this morning, 3/11/15? the traffic people on all the NY TV stations state the M&E and Pascack Valley are both completely shut down!

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by srock1028 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:38 am

ladder2 wrote:So what is the major causes of delays on NJT this morning, 3/11/15? the traffic people on all the NY TV stations state the M&E and Pascack Valley are both completely shut down!
1. Fire near River Edge Station on the Pascack Valley Line.
2. Trespasser incident between Denville and Dover on the M&E.
3. Train broke down in tunnel leading into NYPS.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by philipmartin » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:30 pm

3224 behaved like an Amtrak train this morning; broke down under the Hudson River, backed up to Secaucus and was taken out of service there.

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by srock1028 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:46 am

philipmartin wrote:3224 behaved like an Amtrak train this morning; broke down under the Hudson River, backed up to Secaucus and was taken out of service there.
Actually this happened on Wednesday (3-11) as I originally posted, not on Thursday (3-12) as you posted...
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by philipmartin » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:37 pm

Glickman wrote it up for the Asbury Park Press. I guess that was 3224 he was on. Sorry if I got the date wrong.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by philipmartin » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:39 pm

ACeInTheHole wrote: We also had that truck take out the transformer pole right near Metropark and screw up the NEC nice and tidily for the afternoon.
http://newjersey.news12.com/news/rail-s ... 1.10047711" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by ccutler » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:16 pm

Missed my connection today from RV Line into NE Corridor to NY Penn, by 3 minutes. The tracks on the NE Corridor just west of Newark are in the worst shape I can remember in 20 years, especially the switches. That stretch was a rough and slow ride. the ballast also looks a little mucky in places, desperately in need of cleaning.

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by philipmartin » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:46 pm

ccutler wrote:Missed my connection today from RV Line into NE Corridor to NY Penn, by 3 minutes. The tracks on the NE Corridor just west of Newark are in the worst shape I can remember in 20 years, especially the switches. That stretch was a rough and slow ride. the ballast also looks a little mucky in places, desperately in need of cleaning.
NJT is notifying passengers these days, (or is supposed to be,) that they can loose fifteen minutes on the NEC due to track work.

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by twropr » Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:09 pm

I had heard that on the NEC TK 1 will be taken out of service at Metropark and Elizabeth for tie replacement - does anyone know whether this is happening yet?
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by philipmartin » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:36 pm

It's Monday, April 27 evening and Conrail has the Raritan Valley line crawling.

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by philipmartin » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:56 pm

Bad morning 4/29/2015. Amtrak doing track work in one of the Hudson River during rush hour. When that got finished, a train broke down in one of the HR tunnels. One hour delaysq being announced, and M&E trains all go to Hoboken, for a while.

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