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Old April 5th, 2017, 01:54 AM   #1201
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Old April 5th, 2017, 08:43 AM   #1202
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Why people pronounce LIRR as "LI-Double-R"? That has one more syllable.
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Why people pronounce LIRR as "LI-Double-R"? That has one more syllable.
Because saying "RR" is a hassle. It is easy to be tripped up phonetically while saying it, and if you try to say it quickly enough, it is not always intelligible.
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Old April 7th, 2017, 03:21 PM   #1204
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Because saying "RR" is a hassle. It is easy to be tripped up phonetically while saying it, and if you try to say it quickly enough, it is not always intelligible.
Is it unique for LIRR? What about other RRs like PRR etc.? Would PRR be read as "P-Double-R"?
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Old April 7th, 2017, 04:38 PM   #1205
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Is it unique for LIRR? What about other RRs like PRR etc.? Would PRR be read as "P-Double-R"?
They called that the "Pennsy".

I've heard people call the LIRR the Lurr and it makes me cringe every time.
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Old April 12th, 2017, 11:01 AM   #1206
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Old April 14th, 2017, 10:47 PM   #1207
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Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project moves forward
Thursday, April 13, 2017



PLANS to construct a third track on a congested section of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) have taken a step forward with the publication of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project after more than a year of data collection, analysis and public consultation

The LIRR Expansion project involves adding a third track on the 15.7km section from Floral Park to Hicksville, which is used by services from New York to Port Jefferson, Oyster Bay, Ronkonkoma, and Montauk

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Old April 15th, 2017, 09:29 AM   #1208
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PRR only built a pair of North River Tunnels but two pairs of East River Tunnels. Probably a pair for NEC through operations and a pair for LIRR terminal. Other PRR trains terminated at Exchange Place, NJ. The addition of other commuter railroads from NJ to NY Penn Station contrary to original design caused most of congestion today. It is hoped that East Side Access project will relieve NY Penn Station from its current capacity constraint.

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Only SOME of the constraints will be lifted.

There are far more through NEC trains today. As well as far more LIRR trains, and NJ Transit trains.

Penn Station was designed for very different traffic patterns from what it faces today. Originally, there were many overnight trains from the west and south terminating at Penn Station, and often sitting for long periods of time to allow passengers to wake up and disembark. They would also drop off sleeping cars for re-attachment to other trains. The number of day trains was fewer, especially those that were running through-it was Amtrak that really expanded through running the length of the NEC.

Furthermore, Penn Station is simply handling far more passengers that either incarnation was ever intended to handle. About the only good thing to be said about the demolition was that it created more concourse space overall, although the confusing nature of the layout meant that it didn't help congestion much.
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Old April 15th, 2017, 07:17 PM   #1210
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Why were there two pairs of East River Tunnels? One to New Haven and one to Long Island?
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Yes, and also to send terminating trains to and from Sunnyside Yard. There is some operational flexibility-Amtrak trains can use all four tunnels, as can LIRR, but they typically stick to their own bores.
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Grand Central holds yoga class while Penn Station falls apart

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Commuters enjoyed chilled yoga sessions in the middle of Grand Central Station today — a serene scene that was worlds away from the chaos at Penn, where riders have been besieged by foul waterfalls, mass panic and endless delays.

The stretchy straphangers said they loved getting their om on under the historic station’s high ceilings and chandeliers, but they’d namaste away from hitting the mat at its crummy crosstown counterpart...
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MTA Has To Turn Over Penn Station Video for Trip-and-Fall Lawsuit: Judge

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MIDTOWN — The MTA has to release surveillance footage from inside Penn Station after a judge ruled in favor of a man who says he needs the film to prove a bag of electrical equipment left out near the Long Island Rail Road tracks made him fall and break his hip, according to court documents.

Lawyer Malcolm Babel wrote in court papers that he tried obtaining the video through a Freedom of Information Law request last August, in a bid to prove that the MTA was at fault for the spill he took near a Hudson News outpost in the terminal after 5 p.m. on July 3, 2016.

He was hospitalized for five days with a fractured shoulder and hairline fracture in his hip, he said...
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When will Long Island housing values begin to reflect lack of meaningful access to the region's core?
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The day after all of the tunnels under the East River collapse.
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Great photos of the circus trains!

Also, excellent pix of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey train!
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Great photos of the circus trains!

Also, excellent pix of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey train!
The Ringling Brothers train IS the circus train.

There's only one circus there, dude.
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