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by Train322
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS
Replies: 451
Views: 1986

Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

Not sure. Wonder if it has to do with reconnecting the freight track (from the south) at Berlin.

Also - with respect to the section of second track in Hartford. It is classed as 10 mph but what really needs to be done to "upgrade" it?
by Train322
Fri May 10, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Harlem Line Extension To Danbury?
Replies: 46
Views: 6368

Re: Harlem Line Extension To Danbury?

As mentioned, it would be nice but the cost would be significant. One idea, if the money was available - extend Danbury line to what would be Danbury north - near the 84/7 intersection. Not sure what the condition of the double track is from Danbury station to the Danbury north site and what the cos...
by Train322
Sun May 05, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Giulietti: Bar Cars Not Likely
Replies: 33
Views: 2950

Re: Giulietti: Bar Cars Not Likely

Not completely sure but I don't think it is possible to purchase an Amtrak ticket between Bridgeport and NY Penn. At least, it used to not be possible. I would think that if a bar car or a food service car was economically feasible, (assume someone is willing to pay $3.8m for a rail car) they would ...
by Train322
Sat May 04, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Giulietti: Bar Cars Not Likely
Replies: 33
Views: 2950

Re: Giulietti: Bar Cars Not Likely

If a private company wanted to pay the $3.8m for a M8 rail car, I am sure Metro-North would accept the gift - as a bar car.
Just an idea - wrap it in a ad for a liquor company if that company spent the $3.8m for the car.
by Train322
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Harlem Line Extension To Danbury?
Replies: 46
Views: 6368

Re: Harlem Line Extension To Danbury?

Since the cost, due to the sharp curve and all the environmental issues would be too high. A much cheaper idea is to run a connecting bus to all Harlem trains to and from GCT. That way, we can see if the demand warrants the expenditure - if and when money is available. I think we are still waiting f...
by Train322
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: M8's and Shore Line East
Replies: 161
Views: 55116

Re: M8's and Shore Line East

Is it possible to run a two car (one set) M8 on SLE? Did not know as Dutch mentioned, about how only one of the single cars can be run on any single train and wondered if M8's needed to be run with one or more pairs. Also = how many M8 does Metro North/CDOT have? Compare to how many combined M2,M4,M...
by Train322
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Lamont Plan: 30/30/30 for travel times
Replies: 34
Views: 5868

Re: Lamont Plan: 30/30/30 for travel times

Not sure.
Just saying that trains will stop at those stations and seem to have lower speed limits around.

Summary - the 30/30/30 is not realistic and the $ cost for the time savings is not worth it.

Money is needed to get the existing system into a good state (S Norwalk bridge as an example).
by Train322
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Lamont Plan: 30/30/30 for travel times
Replies: 34
Views: 5868

Re: Lamont Plan: 30/30/30 for travel times

Train speed limits are slower on those areas due to the stations and the grade crossings.
by Train322
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Lamont Plan: 30/30/30 for travel times
Replies: 34
Views: 5868

Re: Lamont Plan: 30/30/30 for travel times

Traingeek - you are right. the 30/30/30 not likely. Its 10 mph up to 59th street. Perhaps 40 min to 59th street and another 5 to total 45, Stamford to GCT. Not for nothing but some trains arrive early if they don't have any problems (traffic from other lines, work crews, etc...). I think they recent...
by Train322
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Bridgeport - Potential New Barnum Station
Replies: 121
Views: 41406

Re: Bridgeport - Potential New Barnum Station

This is a good thing. It would be much less expensive to just improve bus service from the existing station (if the funds exist).
CDOT should focus on immediate needs with the budget they have.
If Fed Funds exist, great (I thought that infrastructure was a priority of the Trump regime).
by Train322
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS
Replies: 451
Views: 1986

Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

I guess they must have bought the house prior to 1844.
Obviously, the claim is invalid.
The price of the home would have been influenced by the railroad.
by Train322
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Why no big plans to speed up times on New Haven Line?
Replies: 67
Views: 19717

Re: Why no big plans to speed up times on New Haven Line?

Speeding up times can be done with existing infrastructure since money is tight. This line already has tracks that are express which are used by Amtrak and some limited stop Metro North trains.. No need to spend massive amounts of money to save a few seconds or even minutes. The New Haven line still...
by Train322
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Why no big plans to speed up times on New Haven Line?
Replies: 67
Views: 19717

Re: Why no big plans to speed up times on New Haven Line?

Metro North already has trains that make all stops N Haven to Fairfield and stopping at the largest stations through Stamford. What may be possible - depending on the demand - is if one or two of the shopper specials can be expanded to all year. Those would cover the upper part (Bridgeport to New Ha...
by Train322
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Why no big plans to speed up times on New Haven Line?
Replies: 67
Views: 19717

Re: Why no big plans to speed up times on New Haven Line?

As Dutch said - Milford has no need for a fourth track. Also - ever notice that the westbound platform was constructed where the fourth track used to be. It would be insane to tear down the old station and move the platform and ........... The rail line runs through a hi density area and the cost to...
by Train322
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion - Passenger Rail
Topic: Israel to open fast rail line 30 March
Replies: 19
Views: 6816

Re: Israel to open fast rail line 30 March

I guess they are not running on either the first Friday (day) as well as Sat night=Sunday day.

My guess is since it is new, they want the day to iron out any bugs.
They restart service on the following Tuesday.

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