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Richmond, VA Track Work June 10-12, 2018


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#1 AmtrakLKL

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 04:57 AM

Track work in Richmond, VA will necessitate the following service adjustments. Any trains operating through the area will experience delays of 30-60 minutes.

June 10:

65(09) - terminates RVR. No alternate transportation RVR-NPN.

66(10) - originates RVR. No alternate transportation NPN-RVR.

79(10) - originates RMT. No alternate transportation NYP-RMT

80(10) - terminates RMT. No alternate transportation RMT-NYP.

87(10) - terminates WAS. No alternate transportation WAS-RVR. 

89(10) - terminates WAS. No alternate transportation WAS-SAV.

90(10) - originates WAS (may actually operate on-time!) No alternate transportation SAV-WAS.

92(10) - terminates JAX. No alternate transportation for stops not covered by 98. No sleepers.

 

June 11:

 

66(11) - originates WAS. No alternate transportation NPN-WAS.

67(10) - terminates WAS. No alternate transportation WAS-NPN.

79(11) - originates RMT. No alternate transportation NYP-RMT

80(11) - terminates RMT. No alternate transportation RMT-NYP.

85(11) - terminates WAS. No alternate transportation WAS-RVR.

89(11) - terminates WAS. No alternate transportation WAS-SAV.

90(11) - originates WAS (may actually operate on-time!) No alternate transportation SAV-WAS.

91(11) - originates JAX on June 12. No alternate transportation for stop not covered by 97. No sleepers.

93(11) - terminates WAS. No alternate transportation WAS-NPN.

94(11) - originates RVR. No alternate transportation NPN-RVR.

174(11) - originates WAS. No alternate transportation RVR-WAS.

 

June 12:

 

66(12) - originates WAS. No alternate transportation NPN-WAS.

67(11) - terminates WAS. No alternate transportation WAS-NPN.

86(12) - originates WAS. No alternate transportation RVR-WAS.

174(11) - originates WAS. No alternate transportation RVR-WAS.

 

* Edit - the stub 91/92 will offer baggage service.


Edited by AmtrakLKL, 10 June 2018 - 03:46 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:23 AM

The whole no alternate transportation thing will be a big problem for many people.

I have ridden Cascades #516 (SEA-STW), Coast Starlight #14 (LAX-SLO), Southwest Chief #4 (LAX-CHI), Cardinal #50 (CHI-NYP), Northeast Regional #85 (NYP-WAS), Capitol Limited #30 (HFY-WAS), Coast Starlight #14 (LAX-PDX), Coast Starlight #11 (SLO-LAX), and many Pacific Surfliners with Amtrak. I have observed, including the previous, California Zephyr #5 at SAC (lucky), what I guess to be Crescent #19 (at WAS) and Silver Meteor #97 (at WAS), Empire Builder #28 at PDX, and Sunset Limited #2/Texas Eagle #422 at LAX. I have also ridden the Hokutosei in Japan, Ueno - Sapporo (now discontinued).


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:52 AM

"No alternate transportation" has become the norm for Amtrak. 



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:03 PM

I'm curious to what track work is being preformed.
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:18 PM

Train 97 is currently 9 Hours late at Charleston, SC.  Most of delay occurred at RVR.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:29 PM

Train 97 is currently 9 Hours late at Charleston, SC.  Most of delay occurred at RVR.

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It was already an hour late out of Washington. Most of the delay actually occurred between Washington and Alexandria, probably due to backups from the derailment earlier in the day. And then there was another bout of additional accumulation of delay between Rocky Mount and Florence, the usual Rocky Mount Gauntlet delay for anything way out of slot I suppose.



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:44 PM

Why are trains delayed a lot between Richmond and Rocky Mount? Seems like the main cause of delays for the north-south trains there.

Edited by ParanoidAndroid, 21 May 2018 - 02:46 PM.

I have ridden Cascades #516 (SEA-STW), Coast Starlight #14 (LAX-SLO), Southwest Chief #4 (LAX-CHI), Cardinal #50 (CHI-NYP), Northeast Regional #85 (NYP-WAS), Capitol Limited #30 (HFY-WAS), Coast Starlight #14 (LAX-PDX), Coast Starlight #11 (SLO-LAX), and many Pacific Surfliners with Amtrak. I have observed, including the previous, California Zephyr #5 at SAC (lucky), what I guess to be Crescent #19 (at WAS) and Silver Meteor #97 (at WAS), Empire Builder #28 at PDX, and Sunset Limited #2/Texas Eagle #422 at LAX. I have also ridden the Hokutosei in Japan, Ueno - Sapporo (now discontinued).


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 03:29 PM

Why are trains delayed a lot between Richmond and Rocky Mount? Seems like the main cause of delays for the north-south trains there.

Ill conceived and poorly planned single tracking done by CSX in a fit of frenzy to try to save some tax money. Now they are trying to fix the problem at great cost, probably more than all the tax money they ever saved. Who knows?


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:54 AM

 

Train 97 is currently 9 Hours late at Charleston, SC.  Most of delay occurred at RVR.

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It was already an hour late out of Washington. Most of the delay actually occurred between Washington and Alexandria, probably due to backups from the derailment earlier in the day. And then there was another bout of additional accumulation of delay between Rocky Mount and Florence, the usual Rocky Mount Gauntlet delay for anything way out of slot I suppose.

 

 

Left WAS an hour late. Delayed 4 hours south of WAS due to clean up activities at the CSX derailment site. Then equipment issues at FAY ending up with a car being set out in FLO.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:57 AM

Returning to the discussion of track work on CSX at Richmond, the outage is the next phase of the Acca Yard Bypass project.  During the last outage in April, the interlocking at North Acca was reconfigured to allow for additional tracks between there and AY (the interlocking where the S-Line towards Main Street diverges from the A-Line towards Rocky Mount).

We'll have to see what type is work is done during this outage.  Presently the run between Richmond's Staples Mill Road and Main Street stations is one of the slowest passenger runs in the US, and VA is putting up money in an attempt to bring about marginal speed increases.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:42 PM

I'm sitting in WAS and I see that #85 to Richmond is cancelled. Scheduled to leave at 1905. Do 85s passengers to Richmond get to ride 97, the Meteor, (departs 1925) instead? How do the handle the people ticked to intermediate stops (Quanrico, Fredricksburg, Ashland)?

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:10 PM

No, they may not ride 97 instead. They may not ride 97 unless they are reserved on 97.

 

Here is the first of the now three threads regarding this outage:

 

Richmond, VA Track Work June 10-12, 2018

 

 

MODERATOR NOTE:  the new thread regarding 85 was merged into this existing thread about Richmond track work.


Edited by pennyk, 11 June 2018 - 06:13 PM.

They say laughter is the best medicine. Obviously they never posted on AU.





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