Environmental planning for these options begun... anyone have any more details? The DMUs are a perennial item in all these "press releases".
NJT Plans Bergen Rail Line To Midtown1010WINS.com
NJ Transit is planning passenger rail service along a freight line in Bergen County.
The Northern Branch line between Tenafly and North Bergen would eventually let commuters ride into midtown Manhattan once a new trans-Hudson tunnel is complete.
The agency's board of directors approved environmental and planning work today.
The Northern Branch would use existing freight tracks owned by CSX Transportation, and would include self-propelled diesel rail cars.
In its first phase, the cars would connect Northern Branch riders with the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system in North Bergen. The second phase calls for the Northern Branch to be linked to the new Trans-Hudson Express tunnel deep within the Palisades.