The Main/Bergen/Port Jervis Line Thread

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Re: The Main/Bergen/Port Jervis Line Thread

Postby EuroStar » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:34 am

The area around Garfield station is being proposed for redevelopment. Here is a linkhttp://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/garfield/2017/10/26/garfield-residents-rally-tonight-over-eminent-domain-proposal/803106001/.

If that happens then Garfield station will not get 'Great-notched'. If in fact this happens, the station might become full service. I do not see the point in not having it being full service now anyway -- the few locals that skip it do not really provide fast service anyway, so another minute stopping there is not a big loss, and it could actually improve the ridership.
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Re: The Main/Bergen/Port Jervis Line Thread

Postby CentralValleyRail » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:59 am

EuroStar wrote:The area around Garfield station is being proposed for redevelopment. Here is a linkhttp://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/garfield/2017/10/26/garfield-residents-rally-tonight-over-eminent-domain-proposal/803106001/.

If that happens then Garfield station will not get 'Great-notched'. If in fact this happens, the station might become full service. I do not see the point in not having it being full service now anyway -- the few locals that skip it do not really provide fast service anyway, so another minute stopping there is not a big loss, and it could actually improve the ridership.


The sad part about great notch is when they have some of the Hoboken (MU's) use the Great Notch Stub in theory they could add Great Notch on as a stop at NO additional cost.
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Re: The Main/Bergen/Port Jervis Line Thread

Postby EuroStar » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:21 am

There are two hoppers parked on the siding west of Garfield station on a siding that is almost never used for anything other than MOW equipment.
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Re: The Main/Bergen/Port Jervis Line Thread

Postby SecaucusJunction » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:12 am

Hopefully a new station platform is included in the revitalization of Garfield. It sucks for the people who may have to move their businesses, but the town could really use something to make it more attractive to people.
I think it may be possible that NJ Transit might not be the perfect, infallible organization that most people assume it is.
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