• Metro-North New Haven Line Penn Station Access

  • 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.
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.

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  by DutchRailnut
 
All dreams with no substance.
even new M8's can not run on Catenary when third rail is present.
If your gone make statements, please introduce yourself to get credibility.
And where you get information other than the dreamsheets.

  by Noel Weaver
 
DutchRailnut wrote:All dreams with no substance.
even new M8's can not run on Catenary when third rail is present.
If your gone make statements, please introduce yourself to get credibility.
And where you get information other than the dreamsheets.
Good for you "Dutch", I get tired of reading the same pipe dreams on
here, time and time again.
No Metro-North into Penn Station for a looooong, loooooong time and
certainally not until the place is much bigger than it now is.
Noel Weaver

  by MN Jim
 
DutchRailnut wrote:If your gone make statements, please introduce yourself to get credibility.
That didn't make a difference to you when I introduced myself. You still said what I had to say was wrong, and I cited the law on which it was based.

Do you ever say anything nice to anyone? Except for your reports of what's running where, just about everything you post here is inflammatory. It's really tiresome. Lucky for you, the people running this place can't seem to live without your reports, otherwise you'd be banned.

Now I'll probably be banned, but I can think of worse things.

Jim
  by Acela82
 
While searching in the www i found some articles of a project of Metro North for running trains into the Penn Station via the Empire Connection with additional new stations south of Spuyten Devil. Is this project up to date, or was it just an idea of Metro North?

Thanks, Michael

  by DutchRailnut
 
Its a dead idea, no room in NYP.

  by Herring
 
What about weekend service to NYP?

  by DutchRailnut
 
not gone happen.
MNCR is not a partime railroad it would cost to much to impliment a service like that due to crew and equioment incompatibility.
read other topics about all that on this board cause its been discussed to death.

  by Irish Chieftain
 
You could certainly visit Subchat if you like rumors...I've read some funny ones as a lurker, and to combine them all, you could end up with "Metro-North will rip all the third-rail contact shoes off half of the M2/4/6/8 fleet and run half the New Haven Line trains to NYP, once LIRR moves all of their trains to GCT via ESA"... :wink: Some of the better ones involve West Side NYP-Poughkeepsie dual-mode trains (that is, if they aren't sending them all the way to Albany-Rensselaer instead, to replace Amtrak)...

  by Tadman
 
I understand we've discussed this one to death, that MN is not going to NYP any time soon. What I don't understand is, why does it need to? What is the pressing desire in some people's minds to get dropped off a different mid-town manhattan terminal? I haven't been to NYC since 1998, so maybe I'm missing something, but it strikes me there's not much reason to send MNCR trains to NYP.
  by RussM
 
While it may not be feasable for MNCR to get into NYP, there are lots of reasons why it would be useful to some people -for example, those wishing to connect to the LIRR or NJT. Right now, going from Grand Central to Penn Station involves taking the shuttle to Times Square, and transferring to the 7th Ave. subway to 34th St. It's an easy trip, but a bit of a hassle during busy hours if you have luggage to carry.

  by DutchRailnut
 
For the occasional transfer to LIRR or NJT a taxi would be more convenient if you got luggage, stop being so cheap RussM.
In future you can connect with LIRR in GCT if it ever gets out of political stages.
Last edited by DutchRailnut on Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:12 am, edited 1 time in total.

  by Nester
 
DutchRailnut wrote:For the occasional transfer to LIRR or NJT a taxi would be more convenient if you got luggage, stop being so cheap nester.
In future you can connect with LIRR in GCT if it ever gets out of political stages.
Excuse Me?! I didn't post on this thread, and I certainly am not cheap.

  by DutchRailnut
 
OOPs sorry (chomping on foot) thought it was you should have looked;-)

  by Nester
 
DutchRailnut wrote:OOPs sorry (chomping on foot) thought it was you should have looked;-)
No problem -- we don't often agree, but I usually have to say something before you jump down my throat :)

Nester

  by DutchRailnut
 
Ok lets go back to railroading there is a seperate subway forum to discus NYCTA issues.
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