Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by Port Jervis
 
Fred G wrote:
capecodlocoguy wrote:Shouldn't the station name sign read "Yankee Stadium- 153rd street"?
Probably kept blank for a corp. sponsor, like Flonase or Viagra. :P
For that ballpark, a more appropriate sponsor would be Delta or NASA.
  by Port Jervis
 
The Interloafer wrote:Day 2 of station operation: Trains accepting fans departing the stadium after a Sunday afternoon 11-inning game. Pretty much the full range of Metro-North revenue equipment is on display.

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Lemme guess, from left to right: Croton local, Poughkeepsie express, 10 car Harlem express (hence the M3) and local/express to Stamford/New Haven?
  by The Interloafer
 
Port Jervis wrote:Lemme guess, from left to right: Croton local, Poughkeepsie express, 10 car Harlem express (hence the M3) and local/express to Stamford/New Haven?
I think you're right except for the train on Track 6 on the far left. That terminates in the yard so it can't be Croton-bound. Must be a Grand Central Terminal/125th Street shuttle.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
The Cosmopolitan at right looks interesting. It has a new MTA logo but is not a M-2 CSR rebuild. I do not believe any other M-2s or any M-4/M-6s have yet received the new pac-man logo.
  by RearOfSignal
 
Track 6, train all the way to the left is the GCT-125th-Yankees E 153 shuttle. It probably just came in hence the markers on the south end.
  by MNCRR9000
 
When the Harlem and New Haven Line trains leave the station how much spacing do they have to have in between trains for them to make it through the wye. Not sure if this question has already been answered.
  by DutchRailnut
 
Moves are at restricted speed so can technically be made at line of sight distance
  by RearOfSignal
 
DutchRailnut wrote:Moves are at restricted speed so can technically be made at line of sight distance
1/2 the sight of distance.
  by DutchRailnut
 
No, you got to be able to stop in half line of Sight, you can move at line of sight
  by Clean Cab
 
Has MN announced any ridership numbers for this first weekend of service for Yankee Stadium trains?
  by NortheastTrainMan
 
Port Jervis wrote:
The Interloafer wrote:Day 2 of station operation: Trains accepting fans departing the stadium after a Sunday afternoon 11-inning game. Pretty much the full range of Metro-North revenue equipment is on display.

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Lemme guess, from left to right: Croton local, Poughkeepsie express, 10 car Harlem express (hence the M3) and local/express to Stamford/New Haven?
That's odd all trains are wrong main in this picture. But oh well Metro-North is known for that :P
Great Picture by the way, I bet on youtube nhlives and FL92002 will have plenty of videos from that station
  by MNRR_RTC
 
Believe it or not, we have a method to our madness. This was an example of controlled chaos... :-D
  by Steamboat Willie
 
In the event of extra innings, they will keep the thru trains on standby until 20mins after the game has ended. Although yesterday they combinded 2 NH trains together. People left the game early because they were afraid of missing their train although they were all reminded next time not to worry. Once the thru trains have all left people need to take the train down to 125th and transfer. Believe it or not a ldecent amount of people who used MNR to come to the game were first time riders.

There is a command center of transportation personnel in the station itself and are there at every game. Track 6 as mentioned before hand is the shuttle to GCT, 4 is the Hudson Line, 2 is for the Harlem thru trains and 1 is for the NH thru trains. Although when situations change track assignments will change.
  by Erie-Lackawanna
 
Ridership both days was just a few short of 3300. The majority were from the New Haven Line.

Moves southbound to the Harlem line via the wye are scheduled at five minute intervals.

Jim
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