covid19 schedule changes transit cut backs

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covid19 schedule changes transit cut backs
Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, March 16, 2020 7:55 PM

Smart cancelling weekend service.

https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/22/messages/51294 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:09 PM

More smart cancellations

 

For Immediate Release
March 17, 2020
Contact: Julia Gonzalez,
Communications and Marketing Manager
Office: 707-794-3063  | Mobile: 707-992-8120
 
SMART to cancel selected weekday train trips due to shelter-in-place orders for Marin and Sonoma counties
Petaluma, CA— In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and shelter in place orders for Sonoma and Marin counties, the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District is temporarily canceling the following train trips: 
  • Southbound 7:10 AM out of the Sonoma County Airport station 
  • Northbound 8:46 AM out of the Larkspur station
  • Southbound 4:29 PM out of the Sonoma County Airport station 
  • Northbound 6:05 PM out of the Larkspur station

This schedule change is effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice. SMART is adjusting the weekday schedule based on ridership demand and is temporarily eliminating these trips to minimize impacts to the overall schedule. 

These changes are in addition to the temporary cancellation of all weekend train service, which SMART announced on Monday, March 16, 2020.

SMART continues to monitor this dynamic situation and will make adjustments as necessary, on a day-to-day basis. Please view the train schedule online at SonomaMarinTrain.org/schedules-fares.

SMART is committed to providing an essential public transit service for the North Bay, with the health and safety of the community and SMART staff as our top priority. To stay up-to-date with the latest information, follow SMART on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to our e-newsletter online at SonomaMarinTrain.org. Text ‘SMART’ to 888-777 to subscribe to service

More information at SonomaMarinTrain.org

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:33 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:40 AM

Brightline cutting back but very  professionally.

 

Brightline Schedule Changes beginning, Wednesday, March 18:

    • Weekday morning service:
      • Southbound from West Palm Beach at 6:40 a.m., 7:40 a.m., 8:40 a.m., 9:40 a.m and 11:40 a.m.
      • Afternoon southbound service from West Palm Beach at 2:40 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 4:40 p.m. with final daily southbound train at 6:40 p.m.
      • Northbound service from Virgin MiamiCentral beginning at 6:50 a.m., 8:10 a.m., 9:50 a.m., 10:50 a.m. and 11:50 a.m.
      • Northbound service at 4:50 p.m., 5:50 p.m., 6:50 p.m. with the last train at 8:00 p.m.

 

  • Weekend service:
    • Southbound from West Palm Beach will begin at 7:40 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. 3:40 p.m. 5:40 p.m. and 7:40 p.m.
    • Northbound from Virgin MiamiCentral will begin at 9:50 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 5:50 p.m., 7:50 p.m. and 9:50 p.m.

Brightline Station Updates beginning Wednesday, March 18:

  • All Central Fare restaurants will close until further notice.
  • Joe & The Juice and CAO Bakery & Cafe at Virgin MiamiCentral will remain open through Friday with take-out only during limited hours.
  • Good to Go and Somme Wine kiosks at all Brightline stations will close until further notice.
  • Stations will open 40 minutes prior to the first train departure and close 40 minutes following the last train arrival.

 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:02 AM

Heard on train announcements yesterday that Metra may initiate service cutbacks beginning next week.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by charlie hebdo on Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:20 AM

As of Tuesday, CTA rail ridership down 70%, CTA bus down 52%.

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Posted by divebardave on Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:07 PM

IL is now banning people from its rail trails so walking riding a bike may not be a option even if there is no trains

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Posted by PJS1 on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:13 PM

I don't view Brightline as a transit or commuter rail operation, but it is under this heading, so what the heck.

As a regular rider I just got an email saying that Brightline has suspeneded operations.  OK, I am pushing regular rider since I have only ridden it twice.  I hope it comes back.  

 

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Posted by scilover on Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:16 PM
I’m not surprised that they’re cancelling services, it’s a good move. Even in my area, they cancelled the services but even with them reopening now, not many people are using as they still are paranoid.
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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, June 29, 2020 9:59 AM

Metra is starting to increase service on some routes beginning today.  It's going to be a while before full service is reinstated.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul

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