Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, nomis, FL9AC, Jeff Smith

Everyone - 40 years ago this week the then newly-created Metro-North Commuter Railroad began operation.

What became MNCR was Conrail's former Penn Central Metropolitan Region - the Metropolitan Transportation
Authority's Harlem, Hudson and New Haven Lines (along with Connecticut Department of Transportation).
Conrail operated what would become MNCR between April 1, 1976 and December 31, 1982.

West of the Hudson River the Port Jervis Line between Suffern and Port Jervis and the Rockland County stations
of the Pascack Valley Line (Pearl River, Nanuet and Spring Valley) would become a contract partnership between
New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (beginning their own direct operations January 1, 1983) to provide service...

MNCR has turned out over time to be a successful commuter railroad with now a 40 year history...MACTRAXX
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For the record: Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company was incorporated September 22, 1982 in New York
County as a public benefit corporation (on file with NYS Secretary of State), as authorized under the Northeast
Rail Service Act of 1981, directing Conrail to transfer contract passenger service to state or regional agencies.

Reference: NYS Department of State Corporate Filings

Another Conrail/PC legacy is that CSX continues freight trackage rights service on the Hudson, Harlem and
New Haven lines (plus New Canaan Branch).