Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by Train538
 
Tracks 2 & 1 are now OOS. The ex-temporary platform is still sitting on track 2 at Southport.
  by Ridgefielder
 
Clean Cab wrote:New Haven Line drawbridges COB, WALK, SAGA, & DEVON should all be replaced about the time to M12's arrive!!! :)
Isn't WALK actually a swing span?
  by ThirdRail7
 
Ridgefielder wrote:
Clean Cab wrote:New Haven Line drawbridges COB, WALK, SAGA, & DEVON should all be replaced about the time to M12's arrive!!! :)
Isn't WALK actually a swing span?

Yes.
  by MNCRR9000
 
Update from the CDOT website from April 2012.
Project Milestones:
Milestone Original Schedule Current Schedule
Mobilization October 21, 2007 November 29, 2007
Stage 5C - Install Temp. Platforms October 13, 2009 August 31, 2010
Stage 6B - Cat. & Br. Work 4, 2 out June 10, 2010 December 17, 2011
Stage 7B - Cat. & Br. work 2,1 out December 11, 2010 December 06, 2012
Stage 8B - Cat. & Br. work 1,3 out June 11, 2011 December 16, 2013
Stage 9 - Fairfield Ave. road work August 05, 2011 February 12, 2014
Project Closeout November 05, 2011 May 12, 2014
Major components completed to date:
• Project Stages 1 through 6B.
• The Contractor installed all of the required Stage 7 soldier piles for the support of excavation at all the
bridges during the winter period.
• Stage 7 was allowed to start on March 18, 2012.
• The existing Track 1 catenary was removed at all bridges and Metro-North completed the removal of the
Track 1 ties and rail over all bridges.
• Catenary and bridge work is progressing.
Link
http://www.ct.gov/dot/lib/dot/documents ... 4-2012.pdf
  by Jeff Smith
 
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com ... DLOeP9s%3D

Change in Shore Line East Stamford Express Trains

To accommodate the New Haven Line overhead catenary construction project in Bridgeport station, customers riding Shore Line East (SLE) express through trains to and from Stamford and Bridgeport will be required to transfer at New Haven. This change is necessary due to limited track availability during this phase of the catenary project. Metro-North will provide special service trains for the New Haven to Stamford portion of three SLE Stamford express trains.

Effective today, July 2, 2012, SLE customers who travel beyond New Haven to Bridgeport and Stamford please note the following service changes:

The two morning SLE trains that travel through to Bridgeport and Stamford will now connect in New Haven to special Metro-North trains. These special Metro-North trains will make the same express stops to Bridgeport and Stamford.

The 7:02 AM SLE New Haven arrival will now connect to a special Metro-North train departing New Haven at 7:06 AM, Bridgeport at 7:26 AM and arriving in Stamford at 7:54 AM.

The 7:40 AM SLE New Haven arrival will now connect to a special Metro-North train departing New Haven at 7:44 AM, Bridgeport at 8:04 AM and arriving in Stamford at 8:33 AM.

One of the evening SLE trains that travel through from Stamford and Bridgeport will be operated by a special Metro-North train and now connects with an SLE train in New Haven.

The 5:07 PM Stamford departure will be operated by a special Metro-North train departing Bridgeport at 5:33 PM, Stratford at 5:39 PM, Milford at 5:45 PM and arriving in New Haven at 6:01 PM where it will connect with the SLE train departing New Haven at 6:04 PM.

Metro-North will make every effort to provide cross track platform connections at New Haven between the special Metro-North express trains and the SLE trains.

The Department of Transportation will continue to monitor this service change with Metro-North and will revert back to the SLE through service to Stamford and Bridgeport as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patient during the 2012 construction season.

For more details, please visit Shore Line East or call 1-800-ALL-RIDE.

Thank You
  by Amtrak7
 
Am I reading this correctly that one PM through train will still run from STM?
  by DutchRailnut
 
your NOT reading it correctly, all SLE trains between New Haven and Stamford are run as MNCR electric trains with a croos platform transfer at New Haven.
  by Amtrak7
 
I guess confused customers will be everywhere...as nowhere in that article do I see a mention of the 16:46 dp STM.
  by DutchRailnut
 
running trains is like herding sheep, they will climb into anything that stops at that time.
it will just be M-2's or so and we just herd them accros the platform in New Haven, no problem !!
  by NH2060
 
Amtrak7 wrote:Am I reading this correctly that one PM through train will still run from STM?
It sure looked like that in the press release. I guess they'll still keep the exact same arrival and departure times for 1646 west of NH.
  by TomNelligan
 
Am I reading this correctly that one PM through train will still run from STM?
I happened to see a Shore Line East trainset headed eastbound through Bridgeport during the evening rush hour on Monday, the first day of the new schedule, but I didn't note the exact time. It was after 5 PM.
  by lirr42
 
What can the MU's do that the SLE sets can't? It's not like they're reducing the number of trains on the track at that time, just making them eletric. (My only guess is that they're bridge plating someplace and need the quarter-point doors that the MU's. have.)
  by DutchRailnut
 
faster acceleration/deceleration and more doors to spot on bridgeplates so it won't cause delays for other trains.
  by kitn1mcc
 
or just run the M8 to old saybrook like they were built to do

ducks Head
  by DutchRailnut
 
again for those that are hard to learn.
A] not enough m-8's
B] not cleared for service east of New haven yet.
C] no Amtrak crews qualified yet
D] not planned for service east of New Haven now or in near future
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