In one of the articles I read about this, "heavy rail" is one of the options in addition to light rail and busing. Guessing heavy rail could be the LIRR?
STrRedWolf wrote: ↑Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:01 pmI took heavy rail to mean Like LIRR, but more frequent.
BM6569 wrote: ↑Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:47 pm From page 3, "The Hell Gate Line between Queens and the Bronx is used by Amtrak, freight, and future MTA Metro-North Penn Station Access trains that will connect the Bronx to Manhattan, Westchester, and beyond. Given the anticipated frequent level of service for the Interborough Express, there is not enough space along the existing Hell Gate Line for the additional tracks to accommodate the IBX with the rail traffic levels of the other services."I was under the impression track 4 was removed for modern freight car clearance.
Couldn't they restore the 4th track over the Hell Gate Bridge to get it into the Bronx? That track is not being used at all and would never be used by Amtrak or Metro North