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Backshophoss wrote: ↑Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:59 pm Amtrak kept DV as single track,freight traffic is banned by the CR contract and the Wye is long gone due to lack of space.All true. Hudson Line Penn Access is a Metro-North project. Amtrak does not need two tracks at DV, so they did not pay for two. Why would they? Amtrak does not need two tracks at DV. Even if freight was present, what matters most for determining the need for the second track is the number (and to some extent the length) of the freight trains. For example, one freight per day clearly would not have demanded the second track. The number of trains will only meaningfully grow up to justify the second track if MN wants to run 2 or more trains per hour to Penn and at that point Metro-North will need to pay the capital costs for the extra track.
This is a Back Burner project,The Hellgate project will be easier to pull off.
SRich wrote: ↑Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:17 am To bump this up.How are they going to fit those extra trains on top of the NHL Penn Station trains?
MTA is considering to bring the hudson line also in Penn Station thru the empire connection.
See the boardmeeting last week