"Pocket Track" at Summit

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Re: "Pocket Track" at Summit

Postby time » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:43 pm

Did anyone go the Morris Avenue bridge meeting on Wednesday? Just wondering if NJT mentioned anything about the pocket track project, since they'll likely conflict if done at the same time.
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Re: "Pocket Track" at Summit

Postby bleet » Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:53 pm

time wrote:Did anyone go the Morris Avenue bridge meeting on Wednesday? Just wondering if NJT mentioned anything about the pocket track project, since they'll likely conflict if done at the same time.


I did not go and have not seen any account of it. However, I don't see any conflict. If the pocket track and new interlocking are where everyone seems to think they'll be, that's a good 1/4 mile west of the bridge. Bridge work begins this month and NJT is just putting out bids on the track work this month -- allegedly -- so could be a while before that work even begins.
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Re: "Pocket Track" at Summit

Postby time » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:21 pm

Is the $25 million for Summit Station in the 2016 Capital Budget a reference to the Pocket Track work, or is this part of some station improvements?
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Re: "Pocket Track" at Summit

Postby bleet » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:38 pm

time wrote:Is the $25 million for Summit Station in the 2016 Capital Budget a reference to the Pocket Track work, or is this part of some station improvements?

No idea. I can't find any specific mention of Summit in the actual budget documents from either 2015 or 2016. The 'West Summit Interlocking' is the only actual project that I'm aware of. The station could use work -- they did actually put new stairs in for the island platform this spring -- but I don't know of anything else other than the need to repair the 'greenhouse' roof in above the waiting room which constantly leaks.

If the press release does describe the interlocking work perhaps that's to convince the riding public in Summit that a lot of money is being spent to benefit them and explaining that it's an 'interlocking' is more confusing than saying 'station'.
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Re: "Pocket Track" at Summit

Postby time » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:50 am

$25 million seems like an awful lot of money to spend on a station that is otherwise functional and in good shape (my opinion, of course). I would have put that money toward Maplewood station--that station needs some help.

The platforms in Summit seem like they're relatively new, and look like they were recently restored. The station building itself is old, but does not appear to be in neglect. Perhaps it is to restore the actual building? Is there a waiting area inside the building that is not being used and needs restoration (not including the greenhouse)? I don't think I've ever actually been inside the building, other than using the stairwell to the greenhouse bridge.
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Re: "Pocket Track" at Summit

Postby nick11a » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:58 am

time wrote:$25 million seems like an awful lot of money to spend on a station that is otherwise functional and in good shape (my opinion, of course). I would have put that money toward Maplewood station--that station needs some help.

The platforms in Summit seem like they're relatively new, and look like they were recently restored. The station building itself is old, but does not appear to be in neglect. Perhaps it is to restore the actual building? Is there a waiting area inside the building that is not being used and needs restoration (not including the greenhouse)? I don't think I've ever actually been inside the building, other than using the stairwell to the greenhouse bridge.


The platforms had work done not too long ago, yes, however the inside of Summit needs help. Parts of it look and smell like an out of date McDonald's bathroom.
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Re: "Pocket Track" at Summit

Postby time » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:02 am

Hahahahahaha. The one in Times Square or Newark Penn Station?

Also, how do you get inside at Summit? I've never been, but often transfer and have a time to kill. If I need to use the restroom... Starbucks!
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Re: "Pocket Track" at Summit

Postby nick11a » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:04 am

time wrote:Hahahahahaha. The one in Times Square or Newark Penn Station?

Also, how do you get inside at Summit? I've never been, but often transfer and have a layover. If I need to use the restroom... Starbucks!


Wait, one is better than the other? :-)
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Re: "Pocket Track" at Summit

Postby time » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:06 am

The Times Square McDonalds is full of folks shooting up or throwing up (according to the New York Times). The Newark Penn Station McDonalds bathroom is probably well used by the Newark Penn Station residents.

I've never been in either, so... can't tell ya.
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Re: "Pocket Track" at Summit

Postby time » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:48 pm

Bonehead checking in here. Any progress on this? The engineering work should be complete - shovels seem imminent.
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