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Old July 26th, 2015, 05:17 AM   #1001
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Old July 26th, 2015, 05:18 AM   #1002
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Old July 26th, 2015, 06:10 AM   #1003
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Old July 30th, 2015, 08:06 PM   #1004
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Is the Northeast Corridor really the only railway line crossing the Hudson river between Albany and the Atlantic ocean? Well, PATH has two more lines under the Hudson into New York. But there seem to be no other cross-river main line in that area.
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Yup it's the only main trunk line that crosses the Hudson.
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Old July 31st, 2015, 01:45 AM   #1006
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Is the Northeast Corridor really the only railway line crossing the Hudson river between Albany and the Atlantic ocean? Well, PATH has two more lines under the Hudson into New York. But there seem to be no other cross-river main line in that area.
Until 1974, there was a railroad bridge across the Hudson at Poughkeepsie, just north of NYC. It was mostly for freight traffic. It was closed after a fire and is now a footbridge. Here is a history.

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Old July 31st, 2015, 01:54 AM   #1007
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Is the Northeast Corridor really the only railway line crossing the Hudson river between Albany and the Atlantic ocean? Well, PATH has two more lines under the Hudson into New York. But there seem to be no other cross-river main line in that area.
There was supposed to be a new Rail line along I-287 but it was placed on hold.
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Old July 31st, 2015, 07:04 AM   #1008
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Is the Northeast Corridor really the only railway line crossing the Hudson river between Albany and the Atlantic ocean? Well, PATH has two more lines under the Hudson into New York. But there seem to be no other cross-river main line in that area.
Yep, but there is planning work being done for a Cross-Harbor Freight Tunnel. If this project got built, the Bay Ridge and Hell Gate lines would get more important for freight moves.
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There was supposed to be a new Rail line along I-287 but it was placed on hold.
while that would be amazing, I would label that under a snowballs chance. The NY Legislature loves to thumb is nose a down state.

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Yep, but there is planning work being done for a Cross-Harbor Freight Tunnel. If this project got built, the Bay Ridge and Hell Gate lines would get more important for freight moves.
Hooray and at the same time Metro-north wants to expand service to Penn-via the Hell Gate Line. I can't Possibly see how this is going to be a problem.
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Old July 31st, 2015, 10:51 PM   #1010
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[QUOTE=Tower Dude;125986985]while that would be amazing, I would label that under a snowballs chance. The NY Legislature loves to thumb is nose a down state.

Yup we upstate have a damn right since all our money flowing downstate to NYC too
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Old July 31st, 2015, 11:28 PM   #1011
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Hooray and at the same time Metro-north wants to expand service to Penn-via the Hell Gate Line. I can't Possibly see how this is going to be a problem.
The Hell Gate Line has room for four tracks. Two for passenger (MN and Amtrak) and two for freight (from the cross-harbor tunnel). Currently, only one of the freight tracks is used.
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The Hell Gate Line has room for four tracks. Two for passenger (MN and Amtrak) and two for freight (from the cross-harbor tunnel). Currently, only one of the freight tracks is used.
Oh ya I forgot that conrail did that, whelp here's hoping the PA can convince CSX to re double track the NY-CRR so that freight passage can be competitive.
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Oh ya I forgot that conrail did that, whelp here's hoping the PA can convince CSX to re double track the NY-CRR so that freight passage can be competitive.
I'm sure that CSX will do it on their own if the traffic demands it.
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The Hell Gate Line has room for four tracks. Two for passenger (MN and Amtrak) and two for freight (from the cross-harbor tunnel). Currently, only one of the freight tracks is used.
Keep in mind that there are also calls to run Triborough RX across that bridge, and (unlike Amtrak, MNRR, and freight) it would need its own dedicated tracks. Which would also need its own two tracks.

I get the funny feeling that once all the slots being asked for are tallied up, and the minimum capacity requirements for each use considered, you'll find that, with a combination of MNRR service ramp-up, Triborough RX, Amtrak, and freight you'll have demand that outstrips the line's capacity.
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Keep in mind that there are also calls to run Triborough RX across that bridge, and (unlike Amtrak, MNRR, and freight) it would need its own dedicated tracks. Which would also need its own two tracks.

I get the funny feeling that once all the slots being asked for are tallied up, and the minimum capacity requirements for each use considered, you'll find that, with a combination of MNRR service ramp-up, Triborough RX, Amtrak, and freight you'll have demand that outstrips the line's capacity.
Tri-boro RX would be rapid commuter rail , I think there shying away from Subway...
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Tri-boro RX would be rapid commuter rail , I think there shying away from Subway...
More RER than HRT?
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Hoosier State train operating contracts in place
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USA: On August 2 the Chicago – Indianapolis Hoosier State passenger service began running under new operating contracts which have been awarded to Amtrak and Iowa Pacific Holdings by the Indiana Department of Transportation and local authorities on the route.

Federal funding for Amtrak services of less than 1 200 km was withdrawn in October 2013, at which point the national passenger operator and INDOT reached an interim 16-month deal to keep the 315 km Hoosier State running while longer-term options were considered

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More RER than HRT?
Well RER is through rail , more like a beefed up Electric Railway..
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At that point I'd rather the MTA make a tri-borough junction on Randall's Island with cross town subways from Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn if we are lucky.
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At that point I'd rather the MTA make a tri-borough junction on Randall's Island with cross town subways from Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn if we are lucky.
That would be much more expensive, and much less effective, requiring too many detours.
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