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by NIMBYkiller
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Canadian Passenger Operations: AMT, Go Transit, VIA, etc.
Topic: Reseau Express Metropolitain (REM) Montreal, QC, Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Reseau Express Metropolitain (REM) Montreal, QC, Canada

At a place like JFK I understand. You have to realize that with a place like JFK where you have (currently) 6 terminals spread across a sprawling complex, you're never going to serve everyone with a one seat ride. At some point, someone is going to have to transfer to some sort of people mover. You ...
by NIMBYkiller
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Bergen-Shore Express
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Bergen-Shore Express

That is true-if the projected numbers don't add up for the train, then you aren't getting it. Depending on where people are coming from in Bergen County if they want to connect to a train to the coastal towns of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, they might switch at Secaucus Junction. They might also ta...
by NIMBYkiller
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Expansion Plan
Replies: 257
Views: 19773

Re: Amtrak Expansion Plan

The Hoosier wasn't worth saving in its current form. Track speeds need to be greatly increased and the route extended to either Cincinnati or Dayton + Columbus, as I don't believe Indy is of sufficient size to generate enough ridership alone.
by NIMBYkiller
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Expansion Plan
Replies: 257
Views: 19773

Re: Amtrak Expansion Plan

That's also a list I'd like to see from Amtrak, but since we haven't really discussed it here I'd be happy to entertain. My response would be whichever routes couldn't be replaced entirely with corridors services along chunks of the route, even if they are seeing high end-ish to end-ish ridership. T...
by NIMBYkiller
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Bergen-Shore Express
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Bergen-Shore Express

Plenty of previous threads on here about this. I have never seen anything about it before, so my apologies. Even if there were enough engineers and equipment to run something like this the demand simply is not there to justify running this on top of the regular weekend schedule which already allows...
by NIMBYkiller
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Harlem Line Extension To Danbury?
Replies: 46
Views: 6393

Re: Harlem Line Extension To Danbury?

In terms of service to GCT, this will provide no benefit beyond what currently exists. What it will do, however, is create an alternative for CT residents traveling to jobs along the Harlem Line, particularly in White Plains. The 684/84 interchange consistently backs up for miles (to the point where...
by NIMBYkiller
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Expansion Plan
Replies: 257
Views: 19773

Re: Amtrak Expansion Plan

Very old news, and we still haven't seen any kind of comprehensive list out from Delta Dick detailing which corridors he'd like to (try to) tackle first. That's what I'm most interested in right now. You, me, and everyone here could shout out ideas til we're blue in the face, but I want to see what ...
by NIMBYkiller
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: American Dream Opening and Expanded Meadowlands Rail Service
Replies: 37
Views: 2432

Re: American Dream Opening and Expanded Meadowlands Rail Service

The good thing about building the through route is that an expanded main line schedule could operate via Meadowlands full time.
by NIMBYkiller
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Bergen-Shore Express
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Bergen-Shore Express

A friend of mine stumbled upon this the other day: https://www.flickr.com/photos/103688802@N02/48398846856/in/dateposted/?fbclid=IwAR0Oa6PHYgbENSvLcoYW-2UPklFxckbdsnwEKbfLdOdUHhXlgd29Oslh6xY https://www.nytimes.com/1986/06/08/nyregion/nj-transit-offers-beachgoing-lures.html?fbclid=IwAR1VpK4VkKlnA-vL...
by NIMBYkiller
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Expansion Plan
Replies: 257
Views: 19773

Re: Amtrak Expansion Plan

Re-Amtrak to Long Island, Jamaica should absolutely be a stop. The connection to JFK means reverse traffic riding to NEC or upstate/Hudson Valley destinations (depending on which service it is). If it's running out to Montauk, forget Babylon. Bay Shore has the largest concentration of ferries to Fir...
by NIMBYkiller
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Elmont/Belmont Race Track Station
Replies: 124
Views: 43904

Re: Elmont/Belmont Race Track Station

This really is such a waste of time and money. They might as well just bus the people in from Queens Village since a bus connection is still going to be necessary anyway.
by NIMBYkiller
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion - Passenger Rail
Topic: Privately Run Montreal - New York Overnight Service via CP and Amtrak
Replies: 16
Views: 1240

Re: Privately Run Montreal - New York Overnight Service via CP and Amtrak

I wish him luck. I've been arguing that a lot of LD schedules should be reconfigured to offer an overnight service between major cities (some of the schedules already line up nicely, others not so much). NYC-Montreal is a perfect one. When I drove for Greyhound in 2011, we had multiple overnight dep...
by NIMBYkiller
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Online Customers between Selkirk and Buffalo
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Online Customers between Selkirk and Buffalo

Faster than or equal to should be the goal. Fuel consumption comparisons and overall track miles that need to be maintained would also need to be factored in as well. Still, I wonder if they've ever even looked at that option. Without a doubt, the optimal passenger rail route is the current CSX line...
by NIMBYkiller
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak considers extending Wolverine line from Chicago to Toronto
Replies: 24
Views: 1260

Re: Amtrak considers extending Wolverine line from Chicago to Toronto

Tadman, this option B is EXACTLY what I've been advocating for, a connecting service at Detroit with immigration performed at the station. Far less risky operationally, better OTP, etc.

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