• Railway Age Article on MNRR, LIRR, and PTC

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This forum will be for issues that don't belong specifically to one NYC area transit agency, but several. For instance, intra-MTA proposals or MTA-wide issues, which may involve both Metro-North Railroad (MNRR) and the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Other intra-agency examples: through running such as the now discontinued MNRR-NJT Meadowlands special. Topics which only concern one operating agency should remain in their respective forums.
  by John_Perkowski
 
This post is cross linked to a referring post in the LIRR and MNRR forums.

LIRR at 73% on PTC, MNRR at 82%
The presidents of MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and MTA Metro-North Railroad have announced that Positive Train Control (PTC) has been activated on the majority of their tracks, and both railroads remain on pace to complete system-wide activation of PTC by the end of 2020 as required under a Federal legislation.

Staff who are working to activate PTC have had to reorder the sequences of tasks to make the work more efficient with supply chains disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and have had to ensure adequate social distancing of staff who are performing testing of train cars.

Metro-North reported to the MTA Board that 202 miles, or 82%, of its routes are now operating in PTC: The complete Harlem Line, the complete Hudson Line, the New Haven Line from Grand Central Terminal to Greenwich, Conn., and the New Haven Line’s Danbury and New Canaan Branches. LIRR reported that 223 miles, or 73%, of its routes are now operating in PTC, including the Babylon, Central, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach, Montauk, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and West Hemstead Branches, and the section of the Ronkonkoma Branch from Ronkonkoma to Greenport.
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