Noel Weaver wrote: Don't ever say "never" in regard to the railroad, I learned that when I firstI see what you mean. Hopefully some day in the future they could build (or restore) more commuter rail, and I hope some day more money will be put into it. It's extremely important to the people that have easy access to it. Even just simply being able to take the train on the weekend to see a Broadway show is a great service to have.
hired out on the NHRR in 1956 and I believe it today. The towns along
Metro-North will have to get over the feeling that prevades today that they
are pristine, the next station to heaven (New Canaan, Ct) and other
attitudes. The Harlem ceased to be a rural railroad in 1984 when the
third rail was completed to Brewster. I'll bet the old time New York
Central people are still turning over in their graves.
What good is good commuter service if they have no place to park their
It will cost a lot less to build new parking garages than to build a whole
new railroad line on the grade of the old Put.
And as for extending the Harlem Line north of Wassaic, it'd need to be inspected how much use people would get out of it. I don't know how many people north of Wassaic would commute by train, but more and more today I've been seeing articles on "super commuters" with 2 and a half hour long commutes, so you never know. It'd be nice to have rail up there too just for their transportation, if not for commuting. It seems to me, however, the most valuable extension of any line would be the Danbury Branch to New Milford.