• "The Interborough Express" FKA TriBoro on the Bay Ridge Branch ROW

  • This forum will be for issues that don't belong specifically to one NYC area transit agency, but several. For instance, intra-MTA proposals or MTA-wide issues, which may involve both Metro-North Railroad (MNRR) and the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Other intra-agency examples: through running such as the now discontinued MNRR-NJT Meadowlands special. Topics which only concern one operating agency should remain in their respective forums.
This forum will be for issues that don't belong specifically to one NYC area transit agency, but several. For instance, intra-MTA proposals or MTA-wide issues, which may involve both Metro-North Railroad (MNRR) and the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Other intra-agency examples: through running such as the now discontinued MNRR-NJT Meadowlands special. Topics which only concern one operating agency should remain in their respective forums.

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  by Teutobergerwald
 
I think the Bay Ridge Branch was two and four tracks in places between Fresh Pond Junction and 65 Street Yard in Bay Ridge, especially during the electrified operation days up until Penn Central took over in 1968.
  by eolesen
 
Tens of thousands of people work at JFK... restoring LIRR access isn't just about passengers flying in and out.

Hells Gate can't accommodate freight and passenger traffic without the extra clearance afforded by removing that fourth track. Safety first, expansion last.

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  by freightguy
 
If this doesn't end up in the "great idea box in the sky," one really has to wonder what type of entity would run it? My money for any advancement would be on a light rail system like NJT maybe not even manned by MTA personnel? Think the NICE Nassau County bus system that was spun off by the MTA years back. I could see New York and Atlantic Railway relegated to like 10pm to 5am on that 11 mile section of the Bay Ridge maybe? See where we are maybe 2 years down the road in this thread when the stimulus money runs out!
  by ExCon90
 
The key characterics are a subway-type car configuration -- i.e., lots of sliding (or plug) doors and level boarding -- but capable of sharing track (and voltage and frequency) with standard railroad equipment.