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Belmont Spur

Postby MNCRR9000 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:54 am

I was listening to the radio the other day and they were talking about the Belmont Property and the new potential Islanders arena. One of the points they brought up was the railroad spur and how it would need a lot of upgrades since it is not up to code and can't be used during the winter months. How much work would have to be done to bring the spur up to code to be used during the winter months. Not to long ago they completely redid the station with new high level platforms.
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Re: Belmont Spur

Postby vince » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:02 pm

I thought the spur and thr wye were had a complete rebuild a year or so back.
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Re: Belmont Spur

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:58 pm

Most of the Belmont spur will still need some trackwork,and replacing Hand thrown switches with Dual control machines connected to Queens tower.
Will Need TVM's installed,platform lighting,and other work needed to bring the station into ADA compliant status.
While there's been talk of redeveloping Belmont Park,believe NYRA owns/controls the racetrack.
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Re: Belmont Spur

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:44 am

Backshophoss wrote:Most of the Belmont spur will still need some trackwork,and replacing Hand thrown switches with Dual control machines connected to Queens tower.
Will Need TVM's installed,platform lighting,and other work needed to bring the station into ADA compliant status.
Wasn't Belmont upgraded to ADA for the 2015 Stakes with all new high platforms?

While ADA at Willets Point still has yet to come.
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Re: Belmont Spur

Postby cam36 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:25 pm

Not to hijack this thread, but given the Belmont property was awarded to the Islanders for their new stadium, how does that effect future rail service here? In the article I read that it would include year round LIRR service. Is it possible other lines would be connected to Belmont?
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Re: Belmont Spur

Postby Crabman1130 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:58 am

cam36 wrote:Not to hijack this thread, but given the Belmont property was awarded to the Islanders for their new stadium, how does that effect future rail service here? In the article I read that it would include year round LIRR service. Is it possible other lines would be connected to Belmont?

I would think a shuttle from Jamaica.
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Re: Belmont Spur

Postby krispy » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:19 pm

Part of the year racing shifts from Aquaduct to Belmont and there is usually (depends on funding from USRA) a scoot, sometimes two that runs Jamaica - Belmont Race Track. If they start out at Penn, they'll run Penn - BRT, scoot back and forth from Jamaica, layover during the races and then repeat as they end, running back to Penn just before the rush. It's no problem going from BRT to points west. During the big race day put in a switch tender, block operator and boss, and they have no problem running the trains, it's just a matter of getting the people from the track into the station. If they rebuild Queens 3 (old Bellerose Interlocking) to have switches going from the East Leg of the Wye to the Mainline, then that will open up going east much easier, as opposed to doing a reverse move past SB 1. They can do that when they put in the third track.
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Re: Belmont Spur

Postby CentralValleyRail » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:55 am

If LIRR had any common sense they would put in one-seat ride service from Penn Station and from Hicksville and points east either Huntington or Ronkonkoma (the double tracking should be done by then so it won't be a reverse peak issue). Then again they could follow NJ Transit and what NJT did with the Meadowlands, build a Spur for PVL customers and then NEVER USE it and add an additional 25-35 minutes to their commute to the stadium. Which DEFEATS the purpose and makes it un-useable for PVL customers. Imagine if they had a shuttle from Teterboro right in to the Meadowlands. That (new and improved capacity) lot would be full with people not wanting to deal with the traffic out of Metlife. (ONLY NJT would do something so stupid) So please LIRR don't do that.
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