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by Tommy Meehan
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker
Replies: 104
Views: 51441

Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

The thunder storms that began rolling through the area late Saturday night caused serious delays on the Harlem and New Haven Lines, including trains from Yankee Stadium. Trains on the New Haven and Harlem lines were delayed for 60 to 90 minutes for part of Sunday morning, said Lizelly Gutierrez, a s...
by Tommy Meehan
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker
Replies: 104
Views: 51441

Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

The Monday morning rush hour is under way and Metro-North is reporting normal service on the Hudson Line.
by Tommy Meehan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker
Replies: 104
Views: 51441

Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

I sure hope not Me too. A fire is an Act of God. Metro-North would have to prove willful negligence. That fire commanders knew -- or should have known -- their firefighting efforts were likely to cause a mudslide onto Metro-North's right-of-way but they willfully chose to ignore that possibility. T...
by Tommy Meehan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker
Replies: 104
Views: 51441

Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Sounds like things are almost back to normal on the Hudson Line. This is what Metro-North's homepage shows: Hudson Line customers should anticipate Northbound delays of 10 to 15 minutes as a result of the ongoing track work to repair the damage caused by flooding yesterday near Greystone. We appreci...
by Tommy Meehan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker
Replies: 104
Views: 51441

Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

A two-alarm fire in Yonkers Wednesday evening, on Warburton Avenue between Glenwood and Greystone stations, resulted in serious delays and problems continued Thursday. The massive amounts of water firefighters poured on the fire triggered a mudslide which took out three of four tracks. Late Wednesda...
by Tommy Meehan
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro-North Hudson Line Penn Station Access via Empire Conne
Replies: 36
Views: 4898

Re: Metro-North Hudson Line Penn Station Access via Empire C

I don't really recall the proposed Hudson Line service levels but news reports in the 2009-2011 time frame quote Metro-North/MTA officials as saying it would be full service. The MTA is currently [Nov 2011] performing a Federal Environmental Assessment on the project that would bring its trains on t...
by Tommy Meehan
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro-North Hudson Line Penn Station Access via Empire Conne
Replies: 36
Views: 4898

Re: Metro-North Hudson Line Penn Station Access via Empire C

The PSA 2002 Comparative Screening Results Report recommended establishing both New Haven and Hudson Line service to Penn Station. For a number of years the two plans were supposed to go forward in tandem. As recently as 2014 MTA planning was still focused on building the Hudson Line connection conc...
by Tommy Meehan
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro-North Hudson Line Penn Station Access via Empire Conne
Replies: 36
Views: 4898

Re: Metro-North New Haven Line Penn Station Access

This is what MTA is saying now about Hudson Line service into Penn Station: The PSA 2002 Comparative Screening Results Report recommended two alternatives for further consideration: 1) New Haven Line service via Amtrak’s Hell Gate Line with three new Metro-North stations in the eastern Bronx; and 2)...
by Tommy Meehan
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro-North New Haven Line Penn Station Access
Replies: 1745
Views: 379197

Re: Metro-North New Haven Line Penn Station Access

Good question ^ But the plan has always seemed to mean riders from the east Bronx getting service to Manhattan's West Side. This is from the MTA's website page about the new service: Provide benefits to East Bronx residents and employers by: Substantially reduce travel times between Manhattan’s West...
by Tommy Meehan
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro-North New Haven Line Penn Station Access
Replies: 1745
Views: 379197

Re: Metro-North Penn Station West Side Access

As one of the participants said, "This has been a long time coming." But it has always depended on East Side Access being completed and on line. Metro-North and Amtrak have overcome their public disagreements over the Penn Station Access Project, clearing the way for a $1 billion rail plan that will...
by Tommy Meehan
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: BN Yard
Replies: 15
Views: 6798

Re: BN Yard

I think I remember reading that Mott Haven Substation 2 supplied the power for the lower part of the Put third rail, Kingsbridge the middle part and Substation 4 (located next to the Glenwood Power Station) powered most of the Getty Square Branch. That was (and is) the problem with DC electrificatio...
by Tommy Meehan
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: BN Yard
Replies: 15
Views: 6798

Re: BN Yard

Quick question I understand where the yard is. But is the brick structure is it an old NYC powerhouse or repair facility? Thanks Bill I think what you're referring to is actually the old Substation 3, Kingsbridge. Below is a photo taken many years ago, probably in the 1920s. The substation is the b...
by Tommy Meehan
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: MOW Costs Rising
Replies: 0
Views: 2775

MOW Costs Rising

An article in the Westchester Rockland Journal-News provides details about Metro-North's rising overtime costs for expanded track work. Overtime for track workers has jumped from 204,000 hours in 2012 to almost 600,000 hours in 2017. The situation is exacerbated by the fact "hundreds of jobs in the ...
by Tommy Meehan
Thu May 17, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker
Replies: 104
Views: 51441

Re: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

This is from a news story in the Journal News about Tuesday evening's severe rain and wind storms: As Tuesday afternoon slipped into Tuesday evening, a storm descended on the Lower Hudson Valley. Just in time to wreck the evening rush. The early spring storm downed trees, knocked out power and pushe...
by Tommy Meehan
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Cascade Wreck 18 December 17
Replies: 659
Views: 99409

Re: Cascade Wreck 18 December 17

Again, looking at this from both sides, the training seems to be adequate for most engineers. An accident like this, as terrible as it was, is extremely rare. This was a 14-mile route with one serious speed restriction. Things happen quickly at 80 mph.

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