Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by JCGUY
I was in the area of the harrison yard today and it seemed that there were very few PATH cars stored there, relative to the usual amount. Is it possible that the PA moves the cars somewhere else when there's a snowstorm? If so, where?
  by R36 Combine Coach
Journal Square also has a yard. There is also storage west of Newark Penn Station.
  by JCGUY
  by OportRailfan
They also just built 4 more yard tracks that comprise the west yard. There were also plans to add an addition 4 yard tracks within the loop track at the HCMF.
  by Amtrak7
Storage space west of NWK? I thought that was for turning only.
  by OportRailfan
Amtrak7 wrote:Storage space west of NWK? I thought that was for turning only.
You're probably thinking of the tail track in between Amtrak's 1 and 2 main tracks.

There are 2 storage tracks with X's that run from the flyover that starts in Dock West down to South St./Cliff interlocking.
  by 25Hz
They also store a train on track 5 at wtc, and the stretch between journal square and near the portal is also used for storage, i believe that section has 3 tracks intended for both work & shop movements/storage as well as this operational pattern of storage. There is also layovers overnight & weekends etc at hoboken and 33rd street. During the day, especially peak hours, very frequently only shopped cars will be seen or trains with a problem that were taken out mid cycle. Take a train from newark to hoboken via jsq overnight and you will see a lot more trains/cars parked in those yard areas and in the stations. In fact frequently they will park a train upstairs at newark during "off hours" and only use the lower track.