The FEIS plan was still based on using the existing Lower Level of GCT for the ESA service. For many reasons, some even engineering related, the current scheme are for the deep caverns with no connection to the MNR levels.
jlr3266 wrote: ↑Sat Oct 08, 2022 11:35 pm The FEIS plan was still based on using the existing Lower Level of GCT for the ESA service. For many reasons, some even engineering related, the current scheme are for the deep caverns with no connection to the MNR levels.Yeah, lovely. And I'm going to assume the grade would be too steep to pull it off.
A last minute hurdle could delay the MTA’s long-stalled $11.6 billion East Side Access project to bring Long Island Rail Road trains into a new station beneath Grand Central Terminal.https://gothamist.com/news/key-safety-a ... ss-project
Transit officials have insisted since 2014 that the new station — dubbed “Grand Central Madison” by Gov. Kathy Hochul — will open before the end of 2022. But a crucial safety approval from the federal government could push back that timeline to March 2023, piling onto years of delays.
The 2022 completion date is already 11 years later than MTA officials planned in 2001, when construction first began on the project.
In a letter obtained by Gothamist, the MTA last month told the feds a mandatory safety feature that automatically prevents trains from entering the wrong tunnels would not be installed on time, and asked for an exemption to the requirement.
The safety technology will not be in place on the MTA’s trains “before LIRR’s commencement of its East Side Access passenger service and the opening of the Grand Central Madison tunnels,” the MTA’s letter reads.
The request was the subject of a sparsely attended hearing by the Federal Railway Administration on Monday.
workextra wrote: ↑Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:28 am The biggest mistake with a EAS misroute would be a diesel or Amtrak getting sent into ESA. There is traditional advanced warning.Workextra: Why would M3 trains be prohibited from East Side Access?
You have white arrows that illuminate in conjunction with the normal signal aspects which indicates your heading to ESA.
You will Pass at least 2 before you reach the point where’s you’d be a situation.
ACSES is intact so inferior that is is not capable of distinguishing between EMU class type so as far as PTC in concerned all LIRR EMUs and DE/DMs are “PTC” wise the same Train. So PTC likely won’t stop an M3 or DE from going into ESA.
It’s only providing protection against stop signal violations and overspeed violations.
Im sure some PTC guru will Correct me.
But the primitive ACSES is not the same more advanced interoperable system the class 1s use.