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Old April 25th, 2015, 03:29 PM   #541
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Pitifully sad.
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Old April 25th, 2015, 04:22 PM   #542
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Pitifully sad.
That they secured financing from a bank...?
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Old April 25th, 2015, 05:21 PM   #543
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That they secured financing from a bank...?

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The headline makes it sound like they borrowed it from the government of Canada or a government agency. There was no need to state the location of the bank in the headline like that. That would be like if I bought a computer using a credit card from Chase and told everyone I got the computer financed by "the United States".

Maybe they didn't realize that RBC is just an ordinary commercial bank and thought it was somehow like a central bank or something since it has Canada in the name...
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That's Minnesota. This is the NYC commuter/regional rail thread.

Please move that over to the US High Speed Rail thread.
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Old April 26th, 2015, 12:27 AM   #545
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New credit line could cost NJ Transit more than $1M

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Old April 26th, 2015, 01:12 AM   #546
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The headline makes it sound like they borrowed it from the government of Canada or a government agency. There was no need to state the location of the bank in the headline like that. That would be like if I bought a computer using a credit card from Chase and told everyone I got the computer financed by "the United States". Maybe they didn't realize that RBC is just an ordinary commercial bank and thought it was somehow like a central bank or something since it has Canada in the name...
It's just click bait...

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That's Minnesota. This is the NYC commuter/regional rail thread. Please move that over to the US High Speed Rail thread.
Yeah, I know it's Minnesota...

Anyways, I must have thought I was in the U.S. Regional Rail thread....sometimes, Nexis cross-posts, so I guess I got confused.
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Old April 26th, 2015, 02:47 AM   #547
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It's just click bait...



Yeah, I know it's Minnesota...

Anyways, I must have thought I was in the U.S. Regional Rail thread....sometimes, Nexis cross-posts, so I guess I got confused.
Not really click bait... Regional Rail & High Speed Rail are to different things
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Old April 26th, 2015, 01:56 PM   #548
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Not really click bait...
It totally is.
"NJT turns to Royal Canadian Bank for loan," and "NJT turns to Canada for loan" elicit totally different reactions from readers.

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Regional Rail & High Speed Rail are to different things
Other than the technical characteristics of the rolling stock, ROW, capacity, station-spacing (etc), that's always felt like an imaginary distinction to me: the real distinction ought to be between commuter, regional, and inter-city service. HSR is simply a subset of the latter...

In this case, the project on the Twin Cities-Rochester corridor sounds more like a regional line that will mostly serve commuters than a true inter-city service; at least until they continue on with the vision of connecting to Chicago, which isn't part of this project, at the moment. For this reason, I thought to put it in the regional thread instead of the HSR thread (which I view as a thread for high-speed, inter-city rail)

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Metro North M3 Railview from Harlem-125th Street to Golden's Bridge


Part 1 - Harlem-125th Street to White Plains



Part 2 - White Plains to Bedford Hills



Part 3 - Bedford Hills to Golden's Bridge

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Old April 27th, 2015, 05:05 AM   #550
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In preparation for work to begin on the Devon Bridge, Metro North workers construct a temporary train platform for passenger transfers between the Waterbury and New Haven lines in the Devon section of Milford, Conn. on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Photo: Brian A. Pounds

MILFORD -- Metro-North Railroad's temporary Devon station, which will be in use from May 4 into early October, is exactly that: temporary.

The open-air platform sits at the Y-shaped junction of tracks where the Waterbury Branch meets the main New Haven Line. There's no canopy, no restrooms, no ticket machines and no parking.

The state's Rail Transportation Plan, covering 2012-16, mentions a permanent Metro-North station in Devon, but this is not it.

But the two, four-car-length platforms -- one on the branch and one on Track 3 with a walkway connecting them -- are a key piece of a major upgrade to the Waterbury Branch.
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/W...#photo-7867657

Note that the Proposed Permanent Station which is part of the Waterbury Branch upgrade will not be located on the Wye but few hundred feet east of it.

Devon Permanent Plans
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Old April 29th, 2015, 02:10 AM   #551
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New Jersey Transit Meadowlands Yard with Lower Manhattan & Jersey City Skylines in the distance


Lower Manhattan &amp; Jersey City Skyline viewed from the New Jersey Turnpike
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I took a few pics of my ride on the NJT trains.


IMG_2368 by JE Smooth, on Flickr


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Maywood Station , once serviced by Passenger trains....maybe returning down the road...


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Up until a 100 years ago New York City was literally divided in two halves by an enormous trench in which the main railway lines ran, from North to South to reach Grand Central Depot.

Then, some 100 years ago, work began in order to move from this situation:





To something more likeable, like this:

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Metro-North ridership reaches record 85M

Hoa Nguyen, [email protected] 7:17 p.m. EDT April 27, 2015

Increasing numbers of Westchester County residents commuting to Connecticut and Bronx residents traveling to Westchester helped propel Metro-North Railroad’s ridership to record levels last year, officials said.

About 84.7 million passengers rode Metro-North in 2014, solidifying its position as the country’s second busiest passenger rail carrier in the country, second only to Long Island Rail Road, which had about 86 million riders, the MTA reported. Metro-North’s last record was in 2008 when ridership reached 83.6 million.
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Living near a train: Convenience vs. noise

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The number of M8 cars delivered to New Haven Yard has passed the 400 mark!

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Out of a total 404 cars that have been delivered, 20 are undergoing inspection and testing, while 384 have been accepted for service.
The latest update at this link shows 384 accepted for service but only 14 undergoing inspection. Anyone know what happened to the other six?
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Either a typo or another testing phase under MNRR purview.
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I think they should consider building a station at Hudson Yards for the LIRR. I think it will come in handy down the road with the full completion of the Hudson Yards Project.
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I think they should consider building a station at Hudson Yards for the LIRR. I think it will come in handy down the road with the full completion of the Hudson Yards Project.
It's only 2-3 blocks west of PSNY.

The existing track arrangements would make it VERY awkward.

The better solution is probably to have an underground walkway, and/or a set of stops along a future additional extension of the 7 line.
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