Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by kilroy » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:45 pm

If a westbound died in the tunnel, why was my eastbound stuck in the swamp for over 30 minutes? Did 3321 block the crossovers or was it a platform capacity issue that held my train up?
Why do we drive on parkways and park in driveways?

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by jackintosh11 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:40 pm

When a tunnel is out they use the other one for single tracking in both directions and it causes massive delays.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by kilroy » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:31 pm

Guess I should have mentioned that my train wasn't being passed by westbounds either. It was like both tunnels were shut down.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by philipmartin » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:32 am

A man drove his car about a mile on the Pascack Valley Line from Westwood towards Emerson this morning, when a train hit the vehicle, tying up the line for several hours. The man was killed, and his vehicle caught fire, and the engineer kept going far enough to clear the fire.
http://www.northjersey.com/news/train-h ... -1.1395594" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by hovercat » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:28 pm

philipmartin wrote:Grade crossing collision near Westwood station shut down the Pascack Valley Line this morning. Single track, I believe.
It wasn't a grade crossing incident. Keep on posting incorrect info though... seems like the inmates are running the asylum here.

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by philipmartin » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:56 pm

Excitement in Newark this afternoon. A little after 4pm, a Trenton train, with a pair of Alp46s on the hind end broke down on track 4. They made a number of announcements changing track assignments for various trains. They took the train out of service, and the equipment was still there when I left on the 4:42pm Long Branch train.

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by philipmartin » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:00 am

3224 broke down uner the Hudson River just now.

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by philipmartin » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:20 am

3208 broke down weest of Middletown this morning, and caused a bunch of delays.

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by time » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:10 pm

Two and a half hour commute tonight. HORRIBLE job communicating cancellations and delays. Departure vision was a massive fail. The automated PA was announcing trains at 20+ minutes late, and departure vision showed it due to arrive in 8 minutes. Then a train was cancelled, then it was "due to arrive," then it was cancelled, the it was "due to arrive," then it was... you get the drift. FAIL

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by philipmartin » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:38 pm

time wrote:Two and a half hour commute tonight. HORRIBLE
Not an isolated incident, it describes occurrances I see at work from time to time.
I hope time doesn't mind, but I copied and pasted his post on to the Worldwide Railfan forum, Ferrocarril Central Andino thread, where we compared a few horror stories in Italy and on NJT.

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by philipmartin » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:14 pm

Here's one I haven't heard in a while: 90 minuted delays into and out of New York this afternoon account Amtrak power problems. The first announcements were twenty minuted delays; after Ileft the station I was told that it's up to ninety minutes now.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by philipmartin » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:16 pm

Here's one I haven't heard in a while: 90 minute delays into and out of New York this afternoon account Amtrak power problems. The first announcements were twenty minute delays; after I left the station I was told that it's up to ninety minutes.
A fatality at Ellberon has them busing between Bay Head and Long Branch.
Here's a link to New Jersey News 12 which I'm including mainly to show it's excellent "NJ Transit Alert" art work. http://newjersey.news12.com/news/nj-tra ... 1.10856440" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I'm curious about the nature of the overhead wire problem.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by srepetsk » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:17 pm

Confirmed, 90-min delays: https://twitter.com/NJTRANSIT/status/644586352735076353" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Trains are subject to 90 min delays in and out of #NYPenn due to an Amtrak power problem causing staggered train travel through the tunnels
Cross-honoring is in effect with PATH (Newark, NY 33rd & Hoboken), #NJTBus and private carriers out of #PABT, & with NY Waterways
Cross honoring is in effect with New York Waterway to Hoboken from Pier 11 and the World Financial Center for #NJTRail customers in/out NY

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by philipmartin » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:36 pm

Tuesday, Sep. 29, afternoon, Gladstone Branch out of service between Gladstone and Bernardsville. Lakeland bus to the rescue. http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/201 ... rains.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Post by philipmartin » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:22 am

Oct. 23 - problems with the switches and signals at Branchport, just east of Long Branch, at the start of rush hour this morning had everything stopped there for about an hour.
They brought one of the 3500s that normally terminates at South Amboy up to Matawan for his turn this morning.

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