The Pineaire section should see little disruption at all. It's already double tracked in this area.
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RRJS3 wrote:...people just apparently don't learn from these crashes, regardless of how horrific they are...It's not people don't learn from these crashes. I'm a person and I don't need to learn anything from these accidents. I already know it. I would never zoom around activated crossing gates and the vast vast majority of drivers never would either.
MattAmity90 wrote:11.) William Floyd Parkway in Mastic-ShirleyThe William Floyd Parkway crossings sure are big. 6 lanes cross the Montauk Branch at that point (three in each direction). They have a center median in the middle of that one, I believe, but nothing special, it's the same thing that exists on that road away from the crossing,
bellstbarn wrote:From Farmingdale to Ronkonkoma, there seem to be about eighteen grade crossings. I fear the day that someone driving a heavy truck of molasses, oil, or steel crosses in front of a train, causing a massive collision or wild derailment. The recent Brentwood crash involved only a medium-weight automobile. That the NY Department of Transportation built a 12-lane bridge crossing Wicks Road but has not yet built a two-track bridge at the Main Line's crossing two miles south of I-495 remains the wrong decision.Joe: Of those five locations mentioned I know these two:
Wicks Road (Fifth Avenue) appears to be the widest road crossed at grade. Or is there a wider one? Or is there a busier grade crossing?
I count five grade-separated crossings in that stretch:
NY 110 at Republic.
NY 231 at Deer Park.
NY 454 Veterans Hwy
County Rd 29 Ronkonkoma Avenue
Which was the first location to be separated?
...The center provides details on the LIRR's $430-million plan to build a second track along a 20-mile, mostly single-track stretch between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma. The LIRR says it expects construction on the project to begin by the end of 2013 and be completed by 2018.
...As part of the project, the LIRR plans to reopen a station near Republic Airport that has been closed since 1986.
"The economic impact to Long Island is significant," said State Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R-Merrick), who helped secure $138 million for the project's first phase. "And we need it."
A second track will also allow the LIRR to run more trains, and the agency is already planning to to provide half-hourly off-peak service on the Ronkonkoma line.
"I can tell you from personal experience that the need for a second track is huge," said Mark Epstein, chairman of the LIRR Commuter Council, who travels on the Ronkonkoma line. The LIRR said 44,700 passengers use the line daily.The LIRR is inviting the public to review its Double Track plans both at the new information center and online at mta.info/lirr.