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

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  by MNCRR9000
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has approved a design-build contract for the Penn Station Access Project, which will provide direct Metro-North service from the Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut to Penn Station and Manhattan’s west side. Penn Station Access will drastically reduce travel times for people who live and work in the East Bronx, an area currently without any rail service. The contract will be awarded to Halmar International, LLC/RailWorks, J.V.

“Metro-North is coming to the east Bronx, and bringing faster commutes with it,” said Governor Hochul. “This one project by itself is a big step forward for environmental justice, environmentally sustainable transportation, the Bronx economy and regional interconnectivity, and yet another example of our ongoing efforts to make sure that all New Yorkers have the modernized transportation systems they deserve.”

There are almost 250,000 residents and over 100,000 jobs within a half mile of the four stations, which can have service as frequent as every 20 minutes in the peak period. The new service will save East Bronx riders up to approximately 50 minutes in each direction to Penn Station, and up to 75 minutes in each direction to Connecticut. Current New Haven Line riders with destinations on the west side will save up to 40 minutes per day since travel from Grand Central will not be necessary.
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/govern ... ss-project

https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews ... l-repairs/

https://patch.com/new-york/newrochelle/ ... -gate-line
  by njtmnrrbuff
Shell Int or (CP216) Flyover-not happening-the reason is that I-95 runs right alongside the New Haven Line south of New Rochelle. Building a flyover would involve having to build a structure over some of the highway lanes that would hold the rails. Not only would the construction affect highway traffic. It would be too much money. The present arrangement at NRO involves many southbound Amtrak trains using Track 1 and northbound Amtraks using Track 4 which both connect to the center island platform at NRO. Trains using both tracks 1 and 4 on the New Haven Line that are running to NYP don't have to cross all four tracks at NRO Station.
  by west point
Instead of flyover at shell. Start a flyover betweem NH tracks 1 & 2 at end of station platform and join Amtrak somewhere past shell on the abandoned tracks foot print ?