Metro-North New Haven Line Penn Station Access

Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, nomis, FL9AC, Jeff Smith

DutchRailnut
Posts: 22347
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: released from Stalag 13

Post by DutchRailnut »

All dreams with no substance.
even new M8's can not run on Catenary when third rail is present.
If your gone make statements, please introduce yourself to get credibility.
And where you get information other than the dreamsheets.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

Retired Triebfahrzeugführer. I am not a moderator.

Noel Weaver
Posts: 9630
Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 9:33 pm
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida

Post by Noel Weaver »

DutchRailnut wrote:All dreams with no substance.
even new M8's can not run on Catenary when third rail is present.
If your gone make statements, please introduce yourself to get credibility.
And where you get information other than the dreamsheets.
Good for you "Dutch", I get tired of reading the same pipe dreams on
here, time and time again.
No Metro-North into Penn Station for a looooong, loooooong time and
certainally not until the place is much bigger than it now is.
Noel Weaver

MN Jim

Post by MN Jim »

DutchRailnut wrote:If your gone make statements, please introduce yourself to get credibility.
That didn't make a difference to you when I introduced myself. You still said what I had to say was wrong, and I cited the law on which it was based.

Do you ever say anything nice to anyone? Except for your reports of what's running where, just about everything you post here is inflammatory. It's really tiresome. Lucky for you, the people running this place can't seem to live without your reports, otherwise you'd be banned.

Now I'll probably be banned, but I can think of worse things.

Jim

Acela82
Posts: 81
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:33 pm
Location: Dresden, Germany

Rumors of Metro North to NYP?

Post by Acela82 »

While searching in the www i found some articles of a project of Metro North for running trains into the Penn Station via the Empire Connection with additional new stations south of Spuyten Devil. Is this project up to date, or was it just an idea of Metro North?

Thanks, Michael

DutchRailnut
Posts: 22347
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: released from Stalag 13

Post by DutchRailnut »

Its a dead idea, no room in NYP.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

Retired Triebfahrzeugführer. I am not a moderator.

Herring
Posts: 49
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:24 am

Post by Herring »

What about weekend service to NYP?

DutchRailnut
Posts: 22347
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: released from Stalag 13

Post by DutchRailnut »

not gone happen.
MNCR is not a partime railroad it would cost to much to impliment a service like that due to crew and equioment incompatibility.
read other topics about all that on this board cause its been discussed to death.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

Retired Triebfahrzeugführer. I am not a moderator.

Irish Chieftain

Post by Irish Chieftain »

You could certainly visit Subchat if you like rumors...I've read some funny ones as a lurker, and to combine them all, you could end up with "Metro-North will rip all the third-rail contact shoes off half of the M2/4/6/8 fleet and run half the New Haven Line trains to NYP, once LIRR moves all of their trains to GCT via ESA"... :wink: Some of the better ones involve West Side NYP-Poughkeepsie dual-mode trains (that is, if they aren't sending them all the way to Albany-Rensselaer instead, to replace Amtrak)...

Tadman
Posts: 9813
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:21 am

Post by Tadman »

I understand we've discussed this one to death, that MN is not going to NYP any time soon. What I don't understand is, why does it need to? What is the pressing desire in some people's minds to get dropped off a different mid-town manhattan terminal? I haven't been to NYC since 1998, so maybe I'm missing something, but it strikes me there's not much reason to send MNCR trains to NYP.
Dig the new rr.net Instagram account: @railroad_dot_net

RussM
Posts: 47
Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2005 7:27 am
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: NYP

Post by RussM »

While it may not be feasable for MNCR to get into NYP, there are lots of reasons why it would be useful to some people -for example, those wishing to connect to the LIRR or NJT. Right now, going from Grand Central to Penn Station involves taking the shuttle to Times Square, and transferring to the 7th Ave. subway to 34th St. It's an easy trip, but a bit of a hassle during busy hours if you have luggage to carry.

DutchRailnut
Posts: 22347
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: released from Stalag 13

Post by DutchRailnut »

For the occasional transfer to LIRR or NJT a taxi would be more convenient if you got luggage, stop being so cheap RussM.
In future you can connect with LIRR in GCT if it ever gets out of political stages.
Last edited by DutchRailnut on Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

Retired Triebfahrzeugführer. I am not a moderator.

Nester
Posts: 788
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2004 9:54 am
Location: Beacon NY US

Post by Nester »

DutchRailnut wrote:For the occasional transfer to LIRR or NJT a taxi would be more convenient if you got luggage, stop being so cheap nester.
In future you can connect with LIRR in GCT if it ever gets out of political stages.
Excuse Me?! I didn't post on this thread, and I certainly am not cheap.

DutchRailnut
Posts: 22347
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: released from Stalag 13

Post by DutchRailnut »

OOPs sorry (chomping on foot) thought it was you should have looked;-)
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

Retired Triebfahrzeugführer. I am not a moderator.

Nester
Posts: 788
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2004 9:54 am
Location: Beacon NY US

Post by Nester »

DutchRailnut wrote:OOPs sorry (chomping on foot) thought it was you should have looked;-)
No problem -- we don't often agree, but I usually have to say something before you jump down my throat :)

Nester

DutchRailnut
Posts: 22347
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: released from Stalag 13

Post by DutchRailnut »

Ok lets go back to railroading there is a seperate subway forum to discus NYCTA issues.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

Retired Triebfahrzeugführer. I am not a moderator.

Return to “MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail”