Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

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Rough couple of days on the Newark Division

Postby philipmartin » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:17 pm

A couple of automobiles collided at a grade crossing west of Long Branch Wednesday (Jan. 7) morning, putting the Coast Line in the bag. The local signal system was affected; trains from Bay Head late, and one or more trains originating at Long Branch late too, waiting for connections from Bay Head.
http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/201 ... ls_in.html

The next day was worse. Amtrak wires down early in the morning caused half hour delays and cancellations of trains out of New York, and their return trips.
http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/201 ... sed_b.html
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Unusual transfer on the Erie side.

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Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Postby ACeInTheHole » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:24 am

If you have a delay related topic to post.. Post it here. PhillipMartin both of your previous threads regarding delays are here.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Postby philipmartin » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:07 am

PhillipMartin wrote: both of your previous threads regarding delays are here.

No, Aceinthehole. My original post referring to delays on the Coast Line and the response to it, that I PM'd you about are not here; only a reconstruction of it as you suggested. I would still like to know who removed them and why.

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Postby ACeInTheHole » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:59 am

One more time- Perhaps one of the other moderators or admins took issue with something in the post. I have created this thread with the intent that now instead of several other little threads to pore over from you and others, any delays and incidents can be focused here so as to minimize issues of that nature.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Postby srock1028 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:16 pm

Bergen County Line service is suspended between Secaucus & Glen Rock stations due to trespasser incident.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Postby philipmartin » Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:27 pm

Trains break down every day, including the occasional Amtrak train. Signals and switches malfunction, as does the overhead power system, doors don't close when they are sposed to.
When a customer asks me if the trains are on time, I say "yes, this is NJ Transit." That always gets a laugh.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Postby srock1028 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:55 am

Not sure where Mr. Martin was going with his above post but back to the topic on hand...Atlantic City Line service is currently suspended between Pennsauken and 30th Street due to difficulties with Conrail's bridge between Pennsylvania and New Jersey (Delair).
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Postby ACeInTheHole » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:59 am

Oof. I like how his thread stays quiet though. Look over in the T forum and youll see the opposite end of it
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Postby CentralValleyRail » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:03 pm

ACeInTheHole wrote:Oof. I like how his thread stays quiet though. Look over in the T forum and youll see the opposite end of it


Because delays happen EVERY day. We should post in here when we are not delayed :P
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Postby srock1028 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:26 pm

CentralValleyRail wrote:Because delays happen EVERY day. We should post in here when we are not delayed :P


No problem, train 2302 on-time today into Newark.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Postby philipmartin » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:59 am

3243 ahead of schedule out of Middletown 2/18/15.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Postby philipmartin » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:41 am

A bad morning, 2/20/15. An Amtrak train laid down in one of the tunnels, and we were announcing 30 minute delays. Then they got the Amtrak out of there, and they were announcing 45 minute delays. Now, a few hours later, the announcements are 60 minute delays in and out of NY, on account of single tracking under the river. I suppose it's the ice patrol.
it's evening now, and the news broadcasts are saying one hour delays in and out of the city for NJT account ice patrols in the Hudson River tunnels.
Another Amtraker laid down in one of the Hudson River tunnels a few days ago, and they were going to back out two Transit trains that were behind him. I don't know if they actually did it or not.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Postby srock1028 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:52 am

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.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion 2015

Postby nick11a » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:09 am

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.
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