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by Union Tpke
Thu May 09, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: North-South Rail Link Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 149065

Re: North-South Rail Link Discussion

Through routing using the wyes at NS or SS would cause some horrible crossing moves, no? The rationale for suburb-to-suburb through running is not so much that you're just linking suburbs, but that you're doing so while serving the densest (ie core bound) market, and that you're making much better ...
by Union Tpke
Thu May 09, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: North-South Rail Link Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 149065

Re: North-South Rail Link Discussion

Dmdogs900 wrote:Could the Needham line be covered.
Extend the Orange and Green lines and remove it from the commuter rail system.
by Union Tpke
Thu May 09, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Lackawanna Cutoff Passenger Service Restoration
Replies: 5352
Views: 1266503

Re: Lackawanna Cutoff Passenger Service Restoration

From a planning perspective, it's a really really bad idea to induce people to live that far from jobs. We already have a sprawl issue in this region, despite areas closer to the core being so underdeveloped. Fixing that -- which, of course, requires public transit $$$ -- should be the focus, not t...
by Union Tpke
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: My LIRR Website Update March 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1631

Re: My LIRR Website Update March 2019

http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrwebsiteupdate.htm http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/portjeffersonbranch/portjeffersonbranch.htm#Syosset%20Improvement%20Project" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; NEW PAGE Syosset Station Improvement Project 3/28 http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/Ronk-...
by Union Tpke
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: 3rd Track for White Plains
Replies: 25
Views: 3625

Re: 3rd Track for White Plains

Looking back, it would have been nice for the third track to have been extended all the way to North White Plains as that is one of the busiest stretches of the Harlem Line, although trains do turn at Crestwood and other place down the line. I don't think the budget permits for an extension of the ...
by Union Tpke
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: St. Albans - The Identity Crisis Station?
Replies: 25
Views: 5754

Re: St. Albans - The Identity Crisis Station?

Thanks for the research!
by Union Tpke
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro-North New Haven Line Penn Station Access
Replies: 1745
Views: 378845

Re: Metro-North New Haven Line Penn Station Access

They could run via the Morris and Essex Lines, but platforms would have to be converted to high-levels.
by Union Tpke
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: St. Albans - The Identity Crisis Station?
Replies: 25
Views: 5754

Re: St. Albans - The Identity Crisis Station?

S: I will second K&K and mention the LIRR branch timetables began issue with the May 20, 1974 schedule change. I believe both St. Albans and Springfield Gardens (closed 1980; later demolished) were placed in the West Hempstead TT instead of the Babylon Branch was for exposure with the limited servi...
by Union Tpke
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Yaphank Station
Replies: 26
Views: 6060

Re: Yaphank Station

Thanks. I will update the wikipedia article.
by Union Tpke
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Yaphank Station
Replies: 26
Views: 6060

Re: Yaphank Station

I would use this money to rebuild the Republic station. Money for planning and construction was part of the 2015-2019 plan, but the construction was pushed to 2020-2024. That station would actually see traffic. I would also consider adding a stop at Nichols Road for a connection with BRT.
by Union Tpke
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont
Replies: 24
Views: 4050

Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

How long are NWP, New Rochelle and Williamsbridge? Thanks for the thorough post.
by Union Tpke
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont
Replies: 24
Views: 4050

Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

From west of Harrison through Mamaroneck and Larchmont is a straight stretch of track. Extending Larchmont, if they needed it, would be easy enough. Mamaroneck would be tougher as there are bridges at either end. And the bridge over Mamaroneck Avenue has clearance issues. From a pedestrian access s...
by Union Tpke
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont
Replies: 24
Views: 4050

Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Using the distance feature in Google My Maps, the platforms clearly are 10-cars long. I do not know why someone working on timetables at Metro-North would say 12 cars when they can clearly only fit 10. I digress.
by Union Tpke
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont
Replies: 24
Views: 4050

Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

so you believe newspaper over official track charts, interesting A week later, by coincidence, she learned the name of the man she should have been writing to all along: Walter Brett, who is in charge of Metro-North's schedules, and the subject of a profile in this section... In changing a schedule...
by Union Tpke
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont
Replies: 24
Views: 4050

12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Unlike most platforms on the New Haven Line, Mamaroneck and Larchmont can accommodate 12 cars, as indicated in a New York Times article . However, the official track charts say that they are 10 cars long. Why are these platforms 12 cars long, and why is there a discrepancy? In addition, are there an...

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