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

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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 STrRedWolf
 
nyrmetros wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 12:12 am So they are leaning towards light rail for this project? That's exciting but scary as NYC has no modern experience of dealing with a light rail system. Would love to see a Stadler trainset here though.
Light rail, possibly. You'll get the same teething period as in Houston -- lots of accidents at grade.
  by Railfan-2
 
The stretch of CSX track (nee New York Connecting Railroad) between Fresh Pond Yard and 69th Place currently has 2 tracks (but only one track north of Juniper Blvd). But the RoW seems to have been built to accommodate 4 tracks through this area. The Metropolitan Ave, 69th Street and Juniper Blvd. overpasses all seem to have been built to span 4 tracks. Were there ever 4 tracks through this area, or were there ever plans to put 4 tracks through this area?