2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by RenegadeMonster » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:49 pm

Actually, the way the truck is oriented, wouldn't the engine have hit the truck, not the cab car?

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by chrisf » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:46 pm

RenegadeMonster wrote:Actually, the way the truck is oriented, wouldn't the engine have hit the truck, not the cab car?
It did. You can see the damage to the locomotive here: https://twitter.com/JulieLoncich/status ... 56/photo/1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by KevinSun242 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:11 pm

Delays lasted well into the PM rush hour as they were cleaning debris and may cause some (hopefully minor) delays tomorrow morning. All trains are stopping and being flagged by the conductor. 419, 421, 424, 423, 426 were all red on the MBTA Rail app. All trains were using the inbound track at South Acton so 426 had to hold even longer at Littleton for 427 to pass.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by BandA » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:13 am

It's right next to the station! So train must have been slowing. News reported no injuries or damage to the train? And mentions a very small number of passengers.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by RenegadeMonster » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:38 am

BandA wrote:It's right next to the station! So train must have been slowing. News reported no injuries or damage to the train? And mentions a very small number of passengers.
The picture in the tweet link above shows damage to a HSP. Looks like one of the yellow bars by the steps was ripped off it's bottom attachment and bent. Also looks like their is a scrape down the side of the train.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by MBTA3247 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:04 pm

The Haverhill line is hosed this evening. Train 213 died just after leaving Melrose Cedar Park. Train 293 was eventually coupled up to it, but 213 is running over 2 hours behind schedule per the last T alert, and several later outbounds are also running well behind schedule. Trains 294 and 222 (the inbound turns of 293 and 213) have been canceled.
"The destination of this train is [BEEP BEEP]" -announcement on an Ashmont train.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by KevinSun242 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:20 pm

Following the angry passengers on the MBTA rail app, it looks like at some point they gave up trying to push 213 and kicked everyone off to take the next train?

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by blackcap » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:43 am

The Haverhill Line is getting hosed again this morning, with police activity in Lawrence causing train 205 to terminate at Andover and train 212 to be stopped near Lawrence station.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by Dick H » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:57 pm

From Rockingham Alert on Lawrence Delay, Trespasser fatality.
Lawrence, MA *FATAL TRAIN INCIDENT* Merrimack St IAO Old Lawrence Train Station - Services on scene with a trespasser struck by a train, reported as non viable, Transit Police requested, scene held - 6/29 - 11:25 #LawrenceMA

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by eustis22 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:32 am

http://www.eagletribune.com/news/update ... 1da80.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Sitting on the old platform with his legs over the edge

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by RenegadeMonster » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:10 am

That's odd. Either the man thought the train would clear his legs or it was a suicide.


Off topic, but what is the vintage of that old station and what was it called?

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by edbear » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:57 pm

It was LAWRENCE, opened about 1930. Previous station this side of the city was South Lawrence and there was also a North Lawrence heading toward Methuen. LAWRENCE replaced both. Several grade crossings were eliminated as part of the 1930 project.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by Diverging Route » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:35 pm

Canton "Malfunction" Junction is at it again:
Providence Train 1809 (2:25pm outbound) is now operating 90-100 minutes behind schedule between Canton Junction and Providence due to a switch issue.

Affected direction: Outbound

Last updated: Jun 30 2018 04:31 PM

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by dth9269 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:35 pm

[Not strictly a delay related question, but I'm wondering if the change I've noticed is tied to the recent Littleton incident mentioned up-thread. Moderators, feel free to move this elsewhere.]

Since returning home from a trip late last week I've noticed the commuter rail traffic on the Fitchburg Line sounding their horns when approaching (and often right through) the Sherman St. at-grade crossing in Cambridge. This is a change in behavior, as they typically (over the past 5+ years I've lived adjacent to this crossing) only blow the horn if there was some apparent reason to do so, e.g. someone crossing the track after the gates were down, etc. I scanned the Keolis and MassDOT twitter feeds for anything on the topic, found nothing, and have started to widen the search for answers. My wife logged a question/incident report with Keolis asking for details, but has not yet heard back.

Let me know if you'd like any recordings...there's some great doppler shift from time to time, depending on the timing.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by GP40MC1118 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:22 pm

Sherman Street is no longer a "quiet zone" crossing, hence train legally required to sound
horns..

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