• Lackawanna County looks to revive the Laurel Line (L&WV)

  • General discussion about fallen trolley and interurban lines in North America, past and present.
General discussion about fallen trolley and interurban lines in North America, past and present.

Moderator: Aa3rt

  by neroden
 
I hope they manage to do it. Scranton has an intercity station in the works (Lackawanna Cutoff project at NJT) if funding goes through; it looks like this might actually link up if they did it right....
  by Trails to Rails
 
It will never happen in a 1000 years. Lackawanna County is so damn corrupt that any money will just end up in some politicos pocket.

Even the NJT Cutoff deal is a dead duck. It has only been talked about for more than 20 years and is no closer to reality than it was when I was a commuter riding on the bus in the mid 80's listening to all the talk about the "trains coming back".

I'm STILL waiting!
  by SemperFidelis
 
Out of all of this I could see maybe the Carbondale to Scranton being implemented with some sort of DMU service. On the plus side, it's a line that makes its way through the centers of small towns (though none are very prosperous). On the downside it's a line that has no logical terminus in Scranton as it's entry to Scranton is a few blocks away from the center of the bus system at Wyoming Avenue and the junction is set up the werong way to bring any light rail any closer to center city.

The area's broke and not really an economically stimulated area. Saving some sort of turn around in the fortunes of the whole valley, I'd say that this'll get studied (so someone's brother can get a $200,000 payoff) and then forgotten.