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Old October 6th, 2015, 09:52 PM   #821
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I think it has something to do with either:loading gauge or some stupidity during the 70s-80s
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17 properties sought to be acquired to replace Walk Bridge

http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/...1df60618b.html

I'm abit confused on how they will rebuild this bridge....
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Old October 8th, 2015, 08:40 PM   #823
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Holy Guacamole....

They're actually going ahead. I don't believe it.

The other two "big ones" that need replacing are PORTAL and Susquehanna. Here's to getting them done right quick.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 10:45 PM   #824
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Holy Guacamole....

They're actually going ahead. I don't believe it.

The other two "big ones" that need replacing are PORTAL and Susquehanna. Here's to getting them done right quick.
The real question ,is how long will it take to build and how far overbudget will it go. This project is very complex due to the density of the surrounding area where the other 2 bridges are more remote.
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True, true (though PORTAL's "remoteness" is inverse-it's right next to NYC!).
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True, true (though PORTAL's "remoteness" is inverse-it's right next to NYC!).
But in terms of accessing the site , its much easier then the Walk.
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Old October 9th, 2015, 07:23 AM   #827
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There's also the Pelham Bay and Connecticut river bridges also the B&P tunnel
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There's also the Pelham Bay and Connecticut river bridges also the B&P tunnel
Those are somewhat easier as the approaches have some space to breath for the construction of the New Infrastructure...
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NEW YORK CITY | Commuter Rail

I know I'm just listing other I bridge and tunnel infrastructure on the NEX that desperately need replacing.
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MTA Commuter Rail Lines, 1979
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Here is a map of the MTA commuter rail lines that were operated out of Grand Central Terminal circa 1980. There are several changes on this map worth noting as of 2012. Hudson Line: New Hamburg station was reopened after Metro-North takover in 1983. Crugers and Montrose were closed and replaced with the new Cortland park-and-ride complex in 1996. Manitou and Breakneck Ridge hikers stations were added in the 1990s. Yankees-153rd Street station opened in 2009. Harlem Line: Kensico Cemetery station was closed in 1984. Thornwood was closed in 1984. Brewster North park-and-ride opened in 1980, and was renamed Southeast in 2003. Wingdale station was closed and combined in 1977 with State Hospital to become the new Harlem Valley-Wingdale station (named for the Harlem Valley State Hospital across the street). Tenmile River and Wassaic stations extended the Harlem Line by six miles in 2000. New Haven Line: Danbury Branch: Merritt 7 station opened in 1985. Waterbury Branch: Beacon Falls reopened in the 1990s. Main line: Fairfield Metro station opened in 2011. Also, this map incorrectly shows the Waterbury Branch connecting west of Stratford, it should be shifted east. New Haven-State Street opened in 2002. Also missing from this map is Kent Road station, which opened in 1976 and closed in 1994.
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Old October 11th, 2015, 03:17 PM   #832
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Old October 12th, 2015, 06:23 AM   #833
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Ridership up on Metro-North

By John Burgeson and Fausto Giovanny Pinto Updated 1:04 am, Thursday, October 8, 2015

Despite the railroad’s ancient bridges and crowded parking lots, ridership on Metro-North is inching up, including on the New Haven Line, which carried 375,400 more passengers through the first seven months of this year than it did through the same period in 2014.

Metro-North ridership is on track to derail the 2014 record of 84.7 million passengers, with an increase of 1.3 percent for 2015, according to a September report released by the railroad.

Overall, in January through July, Metro-North ridership increased by 630,000 riders, which works out to nearly 3,000 new riders every day.

Metro-North has three major lines — New Haven, Harlem and Hudson. The New Haven Line has had the biggest increase of the three, at 1.7 percent, although it’s believed that most of the increase came from the stops west of Stamford, such as those in Greenwich and the eight stops the local train from Stamford makes in New York, from Port Chester to Mount Vernon.

Cameron said the increase in ridership can be attributed to increased frequency of service, with two trains running an hour even during off-peak times.
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Screens at local stations offer train times and more

By Hugh Bailey Updated 6:22 pm, Thursday, October 8, 2015

The company behind a series of screens showing train arrival times at stations on the New Haven Line gets complaints when the screens go out — and when the trains are late.

“People think we are the MTA,” said Kenyon Weiss, founder of Westport-based StopTips. “If the trains are late, they yell at us.”

In fact, StopTips is a private company run independently of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Metro-North Railroad that nonetheless provides a valuable service that had been lacking at local stations. And people have grown accustomed to knowing where their trains are. “The complaints are a sign that we’re giving valuable information,” Weiss said. “People have gotten used to the screens.”

StopTips has been working with Eye Corp Media, a company that specializes in reaching consumers via multiple advertising formats, to create Eye Commute, which provides information for train passengers as well as opening up new avenues for advertisers.
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Hempstead Branch at Bellerose Station

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Rebuilt : 1909, 1960-61
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Service Level : Hourly
Daily Passengers : 970
Electrification : 750V DC Top Contact 3rd Rail
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Hempstead bound train departing


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Hempstead Branch at Floral Park Station

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Built : 1878
Rebuilt : 1909, 1960
Number of Tracks : 4
Platforms : 1 Island platform , 2 Side platforms
Service Level : Hourly
Daily Passengers : 2,991
Electrification : 750V DC Top Contact 3rd Rail
Looking Westbound , Bellerose station can seen in the distance


Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Floral Park Station
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Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Floral Park Station
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Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Floral Park Station
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Westbound Main Line Express roars though at Max Speed (90mph)


Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Floral Park Station
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Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Floral Park Station
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Another Express fellows shortly after


Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Floral Park Station
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Express meets LIRR Equipment Move


Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Floral Park Station
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Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Floral Park Station
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Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Floral Park Station
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Hempstead Branch at Stewart Manor

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Built : 1873
Rebuilt : 1909, 2006
Number of Tracks : 2
Platforms : 2 Side platforms
Service Level : Hourly
Daily Passengers : 1,925
Electrification : 750V DC Top Contact 3rd Rail
Just before the station


A stroll through Garden City,NY
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Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Stewart Manor Station
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Looking Eastbound , Nassau Boulevard can just barely be seen


Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Stewart Manor Station
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Hempstead Branch at Nassau Boulevard

Hempstead Branch at Nassau Boulevard

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Rebuilt : N/A
Number of Tracks : 2
Platforms : 2 Side platforms
Service Level : Hourly
Daily Passengers : 1,741
Electrification : 750V DC Top Contact 3rd Rail

Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Nassau Boulevard Station
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Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Nassau Boulevard Station
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Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Nassau Boulevard Station
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Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Nassau Boulevard Station
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Hempstead Branch at Garden City


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Built : 1872
Rebuilt : 1898
Number of Tracks : 2
Platforms : 2 Side platforms
Service Level : Hourly
Daily Passengers : 1,401
Electrification : 750V DC Top Contact 3rd Rail
Looking Westbound , Nassau Boulevard can be seen in the distance


Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Garden City Station
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Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Garden City Station
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Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Garden City Station
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Long Island Railroad - Hempstead Branch at Garden City Station
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Hempstead Branch in Garden City

Hempstead Branch merges into a Single track before breaking off towards Hempstead from the lightly used Garden City-Mitchell Field Secondary.


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Garden City-Mitchell Field Secondary


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