Report SEPTA Delays Here:

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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Post by MACTRAXX » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:37 am

Everyone:

Rough morning on the Media-Elwyn Line yesterday (April 8th) when a car was struck by a Center City-bound train at a grade crossing in Lansdowne.
The report was that three vehicles went around downed gates after an Elwyn train passed - the third was the one hit by the train.

Most if not all of our Forum members realize that IF ITS A TIE YOU LOSE!!!...Getting the word out to impatient motorists in a hurry is the key here...

One question I have is: Do the Silverliner MUs equipped with cameras have a forward facing camera out one of the front windows that may have caught
this accident on video? From news reports yesterday on both channels 3 and 6 a nearby outside camera has some recorded video.
From the news reports the Engineer literally had split-seconds to react in this case. Fortunately no one on board the train was hurt...

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/ ... lansdowne/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.delcotimes.com/news/media-el ... a944f.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(subject to paywall limits)
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Post by Backshophoss » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:46 pm

Newspaper site forces ADWARE on you,Basicly PAYWALLED :P :P :P
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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Post by glennk419 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:39 am

No NHSL service this morning due to signal power issues. Per news reports, no alternate shuttle bus service but regional rail is cross honoring.
Glenn

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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Post by rcthompson04 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:06 am

glennk419 wrote:No NHSL service this morning due to signal power issues. Per news reports, no alternate shuttle bus service but regional rail is cross honoring.
Replaced by shuttle buses between Township Line Road and 69th Street due to signal problems. Cross honoring in effect again too.

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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Post by MACTRAXX » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:55 am

The Wednesday August 7 severe weather outbreak in the Philadelphia region caused major SEPTA service problems:

www.septa.org/service/rail/2019-august-storm.html

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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Post by rcthompson04 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:29 am

MACTRAXX wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:55 am
The Wednesday August 7 severe weather outbreak in the Philadelphia region caused major SEPTA service problems:

www.septa.org/service/rail/2019-august-storm.html

MACTRAXX
It is always interesting the day after one of these meltdowns as there seems to be misplaced equipment leading to shorter or longer trains.

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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Post by NorthPennLimited » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:10 pm

Tomorrow’s evening commute should be interesting. The news is reporting widespread flash flooding (2-4” of rain) lightning, and heavy winds.

Not a good weather forecast for an electrified RR.

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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Post by mcgrath618 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:50 pm

Signal at 13th St broke on the El. Trains are being held everywhere.

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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Post by mcgrath618 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:48 pm

Had a friend on a Paoli bound train tell me that she left 30th late, got to Zoo, then proceeded to back up to 30th because the crew “forgot paperwork.”

What paperwork? Is this a new, inexperienced, stupid crew?

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Re: Report SEPTA Delays Here:

Post by rcthompson04 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:33 am

mcgrath618 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:48 pm
Had a friend on a Paoli bound train tell me that she left 30th late, got to Zoo, then proceeded to back up to 30th because the crew “forgot paperwork.”

What paperwork? Is this a new, inexperienced, stupid crew?
It sounds like an excuse for something else.

I had an engineer on an afternoon outbound run recently asking the conductor what cars fit on the platforms where as he had never ran the line with more than 4 cars.

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