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by metrony
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Teen who took pictures of trains sues over arrest
Replies: 34
Views: 4855

Re: Teen who took pictures of trains sues over arrest

I know Greg and I know he wouldn't be acting stupid or trespassing on any sort of RR property. There are plenty of good police officers out there and then we have the zealous ones who make it bad for other cops because they think they can do anything they want because they're above the normal class ...
by metrony
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: New Schedules in April - Hudson Line in Particular
Replies: 14
Views: 2318

Re: New Schedules in April - Hudson Line in Particular

Over the years I've been noticing the norm is for splitting up the line. Poughkeepsie trains express to Harmon then locals and semi-expresses south of there. Now with the new schedule just about every Poughkeepsie train now has to stop in Tarrytown and Ossining on the weekends, even the hikers ones...
by metrony
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: New Schedules in April - Hudson Line in Particular
Replies: 14
Views: 2318

New Schedules in April - Hudson Line in Particular

Over the years I've been noticing the norm is for splitting up the line. Poughkeepsie trains express to Harmon then locals and semi-expresses south of there. Now with the new schedule just about every Poughkeepsie train now has to stop in Tarrytown and Ossining on the weekends, even the hikers ones!...
by metrony
Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro-North detailed ridership stats
Replies: 0
Views: 870

Metro-North detailed ridership stats

I remember there was a PDF posted here showing stats for each train run and what equipment gets assigned to each run (normally). Thought I saved it on my computer, but I couldn't find the file. Maybe someone else has it here and can re-post it? I searched on the forums and google to no avail. I have...
by metrony
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: New Hamburg Tunnel Hudson River Railroad History
Replies: 4
Views: 3188

Re: New Hamburg Tunnel Hudson River Railroad History

This is where it is? Very interesting! I hope Metro-North doesn't start putting up no trespassing signs now!
by metrony
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: WOH-Double tracking
Replies: 25
Views: 3050

Re: WOH-Double tracking

I say reopen the old Erie main thru Monroe, Chester, and Goshen, ala ML/BCL north, Orange County style. (yup, a pipe dream.) K I agree! This is how the line should have been. Going through the population centers of the county. Those areas would benfit greatly from having train service. Think of Col...
by metrony
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: WOH-Double tracking
Replies: 25
Views: 3050

Re: WOH-Double tracking

MTASUPT would probably have the most information (if any) about this subject. I'm not sure how feasible it is but I know that Orange County has grown a lot in population for some time now. The Port Jervis line needs two things for it to be successful. 1. Double tracking throughout the line. 2. Much...
by metrony
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: WOH-Double tracking
Replies: 25
Views: 3050

Re: WOH-Double tracking

morris&essex4ever wrote:Is there enough traffic/ridership to justify double tracking the Port Jervis line?
They will be. Double tracking needs to happen for the line to be useful.
by metrony
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro-North New Haven Line Penn Station Access
Replies: 1745
Views: 379088

Re: Penn Station Access

My thought was it wouldn't be too big a jump for Metro-North to operate Genesis-powered trains into NYP from the Hudson Line and continue them onto the NH Line. Maybe stopping at the Bronx stations plus New Rochelle, Port Chester, Stamford and on to New Haven. That is never gonna happen, the diesel...
by metrony
Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Logic in a regular weekday schedule 12/26
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Logic in a regular weekday schedule 12/26

Any insight into what the logic was having a regular weekday schedule today and peak fares in effect!?

I would imagine most of the peak trains this morning were barely even half full.
by metrony
Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro North WOH Rail Options Using the Tappan Zee Bridge TZB
Replies: 648
Views: 148257

Re: Tappan Zee corridor study?

Maybe the Governor is only one sane, what programs should be cut to build a bridge. The state is broke, yet no one believes it, the taxpayers expect the government to keep spending $$$$ like drunken sailors. It's one thing to spent money on waste and even more studies and another to improve the QOL...
by metrony
Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro North WOH Rail Options Using the Tappan Zee Bridge TZB
Replies: 648
Views: 148257

Re: Tappan Zee corridor study?

A new Tappan Zee Bridge must contain mass transit options, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said Thursday. A four-page memorandum from the Astorino administration to the state Department of Transportation said that a bridge without any mass transit component — such as rail and bus rapid tr...
by metrony
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro North WOH Rail Options Using the Tappan Zee Bridge TZB
Replies: 648
Views: 148257

Re: Tappan Zee corridor study?

The only thing is, you'd need something to go between the carpool lanes and regular lanes so you don't have people trying to cut back and forth into the stopped traffic of the regular lanes... that would block up the bus/carpool lane pretty quickly. thing is, I would have it as a peak only HOV lane...
by metrony
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Northern NJT / MNRR Long Term plans and Proposals 2050 plans
Replies: 39
Views: 4122

Re: Northern NJT / MNRR Long Term plans and Proposals 2050 p

DanD3815 wrote:The River line aka "west shore line" as it was for conrail, is one of the most vital lines for CSX, I seriously doubt they'll ever want to have passenger rail on that line.
+ with the traffic on the line it will need to be double track...maybe even triple track (if there is even room for 3 tracks)
by metrony
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Port Jervis Line out indefinitely
Replies: 179
Views: 18369

Re: Port Jervis Line out indefinitely

The PJ Line needs to be double track already! Metro-North is going to have a task ahead of them from getting the ex train riders to Shortline back on the rails again. Don't forget the bus is cheaper and all the park and ride lots are free compared to Metro-North. I know some people who never though ...

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