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Noel Weaver wrote:There are NOT any extra slots in Penn Station, the place only has 21Of course they're isn't any space left, tha only way that tha New Haven Line-NYP plan could work if it makes use of existing NJT runs that would otherwise terminate at NYP and deadhead to Sunnyside.
tracks and not all of them are accessible from the LIRR side.
Noel Weaver wrote:I doubt if there would be enough demand for a through train from Metro-It's not going to Jamaica.
North New Haven Line stations to the LIRR via Jamaica.
Noel Weaver wrote:Running Metro-North trains to Penn Station or running NJT trains to NewOn tha contrary, other than foot-dragging from one of tha agencies, such a plan makes perfect sense. Yes, there is already service from those points via Amtrak, that is if one is willing to pay anywhere $27 to $65 for access to Penn, when Metro-North fares are $11.50/$8.75 from Stamford, and $7.25/$5.50 from New Rochelle. And there is no service between NYP and New Rochelle.
Rochelle is something that makes no real sense.
There is already service from Stamford and New Rochelle not to mention
other points too into Penn Station.
Noel Weaver wrote:There are a number of other problems involved in any attempt to runTha only real problems that I see with that plan are agency politics and influential politicians who can't see or think outside tha box.
trains into Penn Station or beyond that do not belong. I won't bore you
with all of it here.
N.Y. State Of Mind wrote:If NJT could be convinced, they could extend some of their trains to tha New Haven Line to provide people north of New Rochelle direct access to NYP.