Lackawanna484 <cut> I'd doubt MetroNorth would operate into Penn Station. That would require additional staffing, tickets, mechanical support etc in another location. Although top leadership would like more interface between LIRR and MN, it's highly unlikely that MN crafts would willingly accept LIRR people working on MN equipment if it came to that. <cut>
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Actually, it is my understanding that there *IS*, in fact, a definite plan to bring M-N into Penn Station but that would be the New Haven line, not the Harlem or Hudson line. It is my understanding that they'd like to do that soon but the lack of track space at Penn prevents them doing so. It is my understanding that once the LIRR "Eastside Access" is complete, that will open up track space at Penn to allow some M-N New Haven lines trains to terminate and originate there. We'll see.
However, bringing the Harlem or Hudson line into Penn is more problematic. I'm not sure it's necessary, either. And yeah, I'd like to see some New York - Boston trains leave from GCT, too!
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