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Old October 10th, 2011, 05:38 PM   #261
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Metro North seems so slow on the New Haven line. It passes some pretty affluent spots (as well as some dodgy ones!) - and speed improvements could definitely help Amtrak too.

What have they got planned?
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Old October 12th, 2011, 06:19 PM   #262
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How bad is the sound of the breaks being applied at just after 2:20?
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Old October 12th, 2011, 10:24 PM   #263
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Metro North seems so slow on the New Haven line. It passes some pretty affluent spots (as well as some dodgy ones!) - and speed improvements could definitely help Amtrak too.

What have they got planned?
There overhauling the whole line and have been since 1993.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 05:12 PM   #264
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Westbound NJT Express Train roaring Past Secaucus JCT





5:41AM Pascack Valley Train #1602 Passing through Westwood


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Old November 25th, 2011, 05:00 AM   #265
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Old November 29th, 2011, 07:42 AM   #266
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The new NJT map went online early next month.

It has an outline of the entire state (except Cape May) and features Pennsauken Transit Ctr as a "future station" on the River and Atlantic City lines.

http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/Rail_System_Map.pdf
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Old November 29th, 2011, 09:59 PM   #267
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I like the new map; nice improvement over what they've had.
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Old November 30th, 2011, 04:04 AM   #268
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairmou...vement_project
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Old December 1st, 2011, 02:31 AM   #269
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The first of the pair of flats sounds astonishing (22"...) for such a new fleet ...
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Old December 10th, 2011, 07:19 AM   #270
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America's newest train station

Fairfield Metro Center - open December 5, 2011
Fairfield, Connecticut

source: I Ride The Harlem Line blog
http://www.iridetheharlemline.com/20...irfield-metro/













































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Old December 10th, 2011, 09:24 AM   #271
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It's kind of funny how antique that rolling stock looks in comparison with the station. Any plans for new trains?
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Old December 10th, 2011, 10:06 AM   #272
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It's kind of funny how antique that rolling stock looks in comparison with the station. Any plans for new trains?
There being replaced as we speak...and the wires are being replaced slowly aswell...

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METRO-NORTH--9125 crossing CT 106 n of Springdale IB. 2 of 2 by milantram, on Flickr

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Old December 10th, 2011, 02:44 PM   #273
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That is one of my favourites railways.
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Old December 11th, 2011, 12:16 AM   #274
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The M8 trains look very sweet. It's about time they came in.
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Old December 11th, 2011, 05:37 AM   #275
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M8 Railcar porn...

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METRO-NORTH/AMTRAK--9109 (IB), Acela 2001 at Greenwich, CT by milantram, on Flickr

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Old December 11th, 2011, 06:17 PM   #276
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I'm just curious theres still SPV 2000 unit are running on this time? or all are convert into an amllet caoaches?
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I question the durability of the new installations at this station, for Montreal's commuter-station retrofittings hailing from the mid-80s have been rusted out for ages now
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Old December 12th, 2011, 11:14 PM   #278
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Are there still places on the NEC with the v-shaped catenary like displayed
on this picture : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NewHavenCatBridge.png ?
I have seen that myself but that was about 20 years ago...
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*update on the Lackawanna line...

The NJT proposed to reopen train service in two phases:
  • Phase I, also known as the Minimal Operating Segment: Extend rail service to Andover, NJ. (7.3 miles, 11.8 km). Build a new station in Andover, at Roseville Road, with 125 parking spaces. This site was chosen because it is the area's only land parcel of sufficient size that is next to the Cut-Off and near a major highway; the site is about 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from US Route 206 and about 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from Sussex County Route 517. Initially operate this section as a single-track railroad with a 70 mph (113 km/hr) speed limit, using dual-mode locomotives. Run 12 daily trains in Midtown Direct between Andover and New York, six eastbound and six westbound.
    Estimated cost: $35 million. Status as of 2011: under construction.
  • Phase II: Extend rail service along the remainder of the Cut-Off (21 miles, 34 km) and into Pennsylvania to Scranton (60 miles, 97 km), a total of 88 miles (142 km). Rebuild the remainder of the Cut-Off as a single-track railroad, but with an 80 mph (129 km/hr) speed limit, reflecting the more favorable curvature of the line west of Andover. Install passing sidings west of Andover station and in Blairstown, New Jersey. Lay the track so as to permit the addition of a contiguous second track. It is anticipated that the entire Cut-Off will receive a track-bed consisting of continuously-welded rail with concrete railroad ties. Reopen the station at Blairstown (230 parking spaces). Build a maintenance-of-way facility at Greendell, a former station site. Estimated cost: $516 million to rebuild the 21 miles (34 km) of the Cut-Off (track, station sites, signals, and bridgework); to upgrade the 60 miles (97 km) between the Delaware Water Gap (at Slateford Junction) and Scranton (station sites and signals); and to acquire additional trainsets (locomotives and passenger cars) for this service. Substantial restoration work on the Delaware River Viaduct will be required, including removal and rebuilding of the entire bridge deck. The Paulins Kill Viaduct also needs work, although it is thought that this work will be primarily cosmetic in nature. Roseville Tunnel will also require rehabilitation to fix long-standing drainage problems near the west end of the tunnel.
  • Stations in Pennsylvania would include Delaware Water Gap (a new station near the Delaware Water Gap Visitors' Center in Smithfield Township, with 900 parking spaces in a five-story parking garage); East Stroudsburg (a new station site, slightly south of the old station site, with 228 parking spaces); Analomink (a new station, near the old station site, with 250 parking spaces); Pocono Mountain (a new station, near the old Mount Pocono station, with 1,000 parking spaces); Tobyhanna (an existing station, with 102 parking spaces); and Scranton (a new station, west of the existing station, with 30 parking spaces). All stations on the line would have high-level platforms and would comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
  • Passenger service to Scranton would consist of 18 trains a day (nine eastbound and nine westbound) between and Hoboken or New York City). By 2030, it is estimated that the service would carry 6,000 passengers a day from northeastern Pennsylvania and northwestern New Jersey to jobs in New Jersey and New York City.
  • Future commuters traveling to Hoboken using this service would board a Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) train to travel into lower Manhattan or would switch to a Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train to points along the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. A two-hour travel time from northeastern Pennsylvania to New York City has been estimated, about the same as rides from New York's northern suburbs of Poughkeepsie, Brewster, and New Haven, Connecticut. NJ Transit will operate the service to Scranton, which is projected will cost about $26 million a year.
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