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Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.

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  by kilroy
 
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?
  by kilroy
 
Guess I should have mentioned that my train wasn't being passed by westbounds either. It was like both tunnels were shut down.
  by philipmartin
 
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;
Last edited by philipmartin on Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:01 am, edited 3 times in total.
  by hovercat
 
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.

-Your pal Cruiser
  by philipmartin
 
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.
  by philipmartin
 
3224 broke down uner the Hudson River just now.
  by philipmartin
 
3208 broke down weest of Middletown this morning, and caused a bunch of delays.
  by time
 
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
  by philipmartin
 
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.
  by philipmartin
 
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.
Last edited by philipmartin on Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
  by philipmartin
 
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.
Last edited by philipmartin on Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:29 am, edited 8 times in total.
  by srepetsk
 
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
  by philipmartin
 
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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