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Old August 18th, 2012, 07:17 AM   #141
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How safe are commuter trains in the NYC area?

I found the NYC Subway to be remarkably safe when I used it earlier this year.

I wanted to explore more of the area by train but sadly didn't have the time. Any scenic trips in the area? Need something to do on my next visit
NYC subway safe??? 0_o You were just lucky you didn't get stuck in a car with sketchy people or got mugged or pick-pocketed.

The commuter trains are definitely more secure than the subway, usually because there are more train crew on board, and the class of travel is higher, and pricier, so the majority of your city thugs can't afford to ride them.
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Old August 18th, 2012, 07:37 AM   #142
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Old August 19th, 2012, 07:53 AM   #143
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Were just lucky?

lotta crap happens in the city. be happy if you don't run into it every once in a while.
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Old August 19th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #144
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NYC subway safe??? 0_o You were just lucky you didn't get stuck in a car with sketchy people or got mugged or pick-pocketed.

The commuter trains are definitely more secure than the subway, usually because there are more train crew on board, and the class of travel is higher, and pricier, so the majority of your city thugs can't afford to ride them.
What? That stuff is rare....and happens mostly at night...you make it sound like it happens on a daily basis and during the day...
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Old August 19th, 2012, 08:52 PM   #145
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FanRailer, I didn't hide my giggling and snickering from the multitude of ridiculously tough-behaving passengers riding our el, plus nobody heeded my expressed reactions either ... show us sum real drama, right, although the whole ride was astonishingly amusing
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Old August 20th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #146
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I used the subway quite often at night & never had a problem. Granted, it was usually only in the Midtown area, the furthest trip I did was from Brooklyn back to Grand Central about 11pm on a Sunday night.

Didn't see anything too rattling. Definately not as many crazies and anti-socials as in Melbourne!
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Old August 20th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #147
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NYC subway safe??? 0_o You were just lucky you didn't get stuck in a car with sketchy people or got mugged or pick-pocketed.
Those commuter trains in Moscow are more dangerous. They beat up on Africans and Tajiks.

Also, in London underground, drunk chavs get into fights over birds and sports.

So I wouldn't say the NY subway is that dangerous.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #148
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Right. The scariest moment I had was being awakened outta my 5AM slumber in a deserted station underground by a mouse making the wrapper to the discarded candy it had found beside my platform bench crackle loudly as it struggled trying to lug its booty back into its mouse hole ...
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Old September 14th, 2012, 06:36 AM   #149
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Nexis, you're keeping track of this?

The location of the proposed Morris Park MNRR station has been released.

http://mta.info/mta/planning/psas/pd...tember2012.pdf

This is right up your alley.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 07:29 AM   #150
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Old November 17th, 2012, 11:50 PM   #151
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Does anbody know the purpose of the short way stations in the tunnel, the tunnels weren't lighted the times I travelled through them?
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Does anbody know the purpose of the short way stations in the tunnel, the tunnels weren't lighted the times I travelled through them?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Av...doned_stations
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Old February 14th, 2013, 02:07 PM   #153
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Old March 27th, 2013, 06:39 PM   #154
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First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff announced today that a ribbon-cutting has been scheduled for Monday, April 1, at 1 p.m. for the newly renovated Metro-North Westport eastbound station house in Saugatuck.

Planning and approvals for the project have been in the works for years. The pre-Civil War building includes new solar roof panels that also power new electric vehicle charging stations.

In addition to Joseloff, invited speakers and dignitaries include Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, state Department of Energy & Environment Protection Commissioner Daniel Esty, state Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker, state Sens. Toni Boucher and John McKinney, state Reps. Jonathan Steinberg and Gail Lavielle, and members of the Westport Solar Team.

“The renovated train station is ‘green’ and on the cutting edge,” said Joseloff. “Solar panels will provide the power for the interior of the station house, platform and parking lot lighting, and four electric vehicle charging stations outside.”


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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:07 AM   #155
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Can someone help me find info on the Portal Bridge project, and the efforts to bypass Harold Interlocking for Amtrak?

Specifically, are the Harold bypasses going to by underground, above ground, flyovers, or what?

Also, what will happen to the existing routings? Will they be retained for potential future use?

Could someone link to another thread if that thread has it?
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Old May 1st, 2013, 05:47 PM   #156
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In the Hudson Highlands, where the cliffs jut straight up from the river, Metro-North's Hudson Line tracks sit on a thin rocky ledge that was blasted from the rock more than a century ago.

This scenic section of track just north of Peekskill is prone to rock slides and washouts and the tracks are monitored by a pair of thin wires that measure geologic shifts, one little slip at a time.

When the rock under the tracks falls away into the river, little by little, as it occasionally does, an alarm sounds and track gangs are quickly dispatched to shore up the rails by adding stone.

Now, as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Capital Program, an $8.6 million effort is underway to stabilize for decades to come.

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 05:59 PM   #157
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Why do those silver electric multiple units have so many pantographs? There seems to be roughly one every other carriage. Do you guys use a really low voltage or something?
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:14 PM   #158
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:58 PM   #159
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Why do those silver electric multiple units have so many pantographs? There seems to be roughly one every other carriage. Do you guys use a really low voltage or something?
That's Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. That section is electrified at 12kV, 25 Hz. I don't know the reason for the multiple pantographs.

Last edited by Frank IBC; May 2nd, 2013 at 11:02 PM. Reason: Correction to voltage - raised from original 11kV in 1970s.
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