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Old Posted Mar 24, 2015, 6:46 PM
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Metro-North: Bill requires safety messages on trains


Metro-North Railroad would have to make announcements about what to do in an emergency aboard all of its trains every 20 minutes under a proposed bill in Albany.

The messages would cover evacuation procedures, how to open emergency exits and the location of survival equipment.

State Sen. Terrence Murphy, who drafted the bill, said knowing what to do in advance of an emergency could save lives and the best way to do that was to speak directly to riders. He came up with the idea after a Harlem Line train on Feb. 3 struck a sport utility vehicle stopped on the tracks at Commerce Street in Valhalla. The SUV's driver and five passengers on the train were killed in the worst accident in Metro-North history, which happened 14 months after a Hudson Line train derailed in the Bronx, killing four riders and injuring dozens.

"If we can take steps and implement any type of safety (measures) for the passengers, it's our obligation to do so," said Murphy, R-Yorktown, whose district includes Valhalla.
http://www.lohud.com/story/news/tran...ings/25032223/
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2015, 6:47 PM
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MTA Officials Consider Elevated Tracks At LIRR Crossings


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering several measures to improve safety at Long Island Rail Road crossings, including elevating tracks.

The issue is receiving more attention after two LIRR trains struck vehicles this week.

“If they were elevated, that would be a better alternative,” one rider told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs. “Now you’re not going to have any cars crossing through the crossings.”

The option would cost an esimated $100 million for each crossing. That has some riders worried about rising fares.
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/03/...irr-crossings/

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Old Posted Mar 24, 2015, 6:49 PM
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Clarkstown aims to create transit village in Nanuet


Clarkstown is studying the idea of relocating the Nanuet train station closer to the hamlet's business district and new shopping mall.

Khurram Saeed, ksaeed@lohud.com 12:02 p.m. EST January 16, 2015

Clarkstown is studying the idea of relocating the Nanuet train station closer to the hamlet's business district and new shopping mall.

At the very least, officials say the station — currently little more than a platform and heated shelter — needs to be overhauled, such as adding a coffee shop or eatery, to take full advantage of its prime location while helping to transform Nanuet into a quaint transit village.

"The train station is a tremendous opportunity to really make Nanuet not just a better walkable community but also a destination," said Clarkstown Town Board member Stephanie Hausner, who cited Metro-North Railroad's station in Rye and NJ Transit's station in Park Ridge, New Jersey, as success stories.
http://www.lohud.com/story/news/tran...tion/21834693/

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Old Posted Mar 24, 2015, 6:49 PM
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Bound Brook to renovate train station platform, waiting room, report says


By Dave Hutchinson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on March 13, 2015 at 11:15 AM, updated March 13, 2015 at 3:30 PM

BOUND BROOK — In January, nighttime one-seat rides to New York started on the Raritan Valley Line.

As a result, many municipalities with train stations are looking to use the one-seat ride as a catalyst for downtown redevelopment plans, including Bound Brook, which is looking to upgrade the eastbound platform of its train station, according to a report on mycentraljersey.

The project would also include reopening the historic 100-by-50-foot brick building as a waiting room -- train passengers currently must wait outside -- and the restoration of a staircase from South Main Street by the rotary.
http://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf...l#incart_river

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Old Posted Mar 24, 2015, 6:50 PM
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Pelham is where the trains switch from 750 V DC Third rail to 12.5 kV/60 Hz Overhead...as the Video below shows off.

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Station


*its used as a real estate office these days , many small town railroad stations in this region have been converted into cafes , office space or bars.


New Haven Line at Pelham Station
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New Haven Line at Pelham Station
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Looking East towards New Rochelle


New Haven Line in Pelham,NY
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Looking West towards Mount Vernon , the 3rd Rail can be seen beginning before the curve


New Haven Line in Pelham,NY
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Older M4 Express Train bound for Grand Central...


Grand Central Express rushing past Pelham Station
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Pantographs dropped


Pans Dropped on an old Workhorse in Pelham,NY
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New Haven Express passing Pelham , Next Stop : Stamford


Stamford Express approaching Pelham Station
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Stamford Express crawling through Pelham Station
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Old & New Meet in Pelham


Old & New Trains meet at Pelham Station
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Trackside in Pelham


New Haven Line - Highbrook Ave Overpass in Pelham,NY
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New Haven Line Catenary in Pelham,NY
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M8s Rushing past Pelham,NY
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Stamford Local Departing Pelham , Next Stop : New Rochelle


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Old Posted Mar 24, 2015, 6:51 PM
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Montclair-Boonton #6227 to MSU departing Walnut Street with ALP46# 4619


Montclair-Boonton #6227 to MSU departing Walnut Street with ALP46# 4619
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Montclair-Boonton #1074 to Hoboken at Walnut Street


Montclair-Boonton #1074 to Hoboken at Walnut Street
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Montclair - Boonton Line at Walnut Street in Montclair,NJ
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Montclair - Boonton Line at Walnut Street in Montclair,NJ
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Horns are not blow in Montclair,NJ


No Train Horn on Walnut Street
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Bay Street



Montclair - Boonton Line at Bay Street in Montclair,NJ
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Montclair - Boonton Line at Bay Street in Montclair,NJ
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Montclair - Boonton Line at Bay Street in Montclair,NJ
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Montclair - Boonton Line at Bay Street in Montclair,NJ
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Montclair - Boonton Line at Bay Street in Montclair,NJ
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Montclair - Boonton Line at Bay Street in Montclair,NJ
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Bloomfield Station


*This station will receive a major overhaul within 5 years


Montclair - Boonton Line at Bloomfield Station
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Montclair - Boonton Line at Bloomfield Station
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Montclair - Boonton Line at Bloomfield Station
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Downtown Bloomfield's Transit-oriented development
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Montclair - Boonton Line at Bloomfield Station
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Montclair - Boonton Line at Bloomfield Station
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Montclair - Boonton Line at Bloomfield Station
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Montclair-Boonton #6237 to MSU arriving at Bloomfield with ALP45DP # 4519


Montclair-Boonton #6237 to MSU arriving at Bloomfield with ALP45DP # 4519
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Montclair-Boonton #6237 to MSU arriving at Bloomfield with ALP45DP # 4519
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Montclair-Boonton #6230 to New York Penn arriving at Bloomfield with ALP45DP# 4529


Montclair-Boonton #6230 to New York Penn arriving at Bloomfield with ALP45DP# 4529
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2015, 3:37 AM
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The option would cost an esimated $100 million for each crossing.
Are they bloody joking!?
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2015, 5:44 AM
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Are they bloody joking!?
Its the MTA , look how fast all there projects grow in costs... Or are absurd in cost
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2015, 2:04 PM
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Then again, I just looked up the Englewood flyover project in Chicago, and that cost $140 million to get rid of a grade crossing.
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Old Posted Mar 29, 2015, 12:18 AM
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NJ Transit commuters pay the highest fares in the country, analysis finds


By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on March 27, 2015 at 1:50 PM, updated March 27, 2015 at 5:38 PM

NJ Transit commuters who travel 48 miles between New York and Princeton Junction, pay $414 for a monthly pass, higher than the $377 monthly fare that a Long Island Rail Road rider pays to travel 49 miles between New York and Smithtown. Metro North commuters would pay $407 a month for a 52-mile trip between New York and Brewster, Conn., the study found
Read more : http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/...fare_says.html
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Old Posted Mar 29, 2015, 11:52 PM
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Top Speed : 125 mph (201 km/h)
Electrification systems : 12.5 kV 25 Hz AC Catenary , 12.5 kV 60 Hz AC Catenary , 25 kV 60 Hz AC Catenary
Power Supply : Catenary
Build Date : 1989 – 1997
Entered Service : 1995
Retired : 2010-2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABB_ALP-44


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Old Posted Mar 30, 2015, 12:11 AM
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Metro North M7A & Long Island Railroad M7


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Top Speed : 100 mph (161 km/h) (Design) & 80 mph (129 km/h) (Service)
Electrification systems : 750 V DC
Power Supply : 3rd Rail Top Contact (LIRR M7) & 3rd Rail Bottom Contact (MNRR M7A)
Entered Service : October 30, 2002 (LIRR M7) & April 2004 (MNRR M7A)
Number Built : 1,172 cars
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LIRR M7


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Old Posted Mar 30, 2015, 11:45 PM
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Top Speed : 100 mph (161 km/h)
Electrification systems : 12 kV 25 Hz AC Catenary & 12 kV 60 Hz AC Catenary or 25 kV 60 Hz AC Catenary
Entered Service : 1977
Number Built : 230 cars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrow_%...r%29#Arrow_III


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Have the pleasure of riding on MNRR M7s everyday. Truly a night/day rider experience compared to its predecessor.
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2015, 3:57 PM
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Oops, meant to put this here really.

Metro North is going to be doing repairs this month to the Housatonic Rail Bridge on the NEC requiring bustitution of the Waterbury Line.

http://www.rep-am.com/articles/2015/...cal/871360.txt
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Old Posted Apr 4, 2015, 12:16 PM
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LIRR to get improvements in Brooklyn, part of Barclays deal


By ALFONSO A. CASTILLO March 22, 2015

The $100 million real estate deal that led to the Barclays Center being built over a century-old rail yard is beginning to pay dividends for the Long Island Rail Road and its Brooklyn commuters, officials said.

Seven years into the construction of a state-of-the-art new storage facility to replace the original Vanderbilt Yards, workers will soon punch through a 171-year-old rail tunnel to provide trains, for the first time, a direct path between the yard and Atlantic Terminal.
http://www.amny.com/transit/lirr-to-...eal-1.10105478
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Old Posted Apr 4, 2015, 12:21 PM
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Tickets At Metro-North Railroad Crossings Already Surpass Last Year's Total

http://mountpleasant.dailyvoice.com/...st-years-total
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Old Posted Apr 8, 2015, 12:47 AM
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Unfortunately for passengers, once East Side Access opens, there will no longer be any one-seat rides between Atlantic Terminal and suburban Long Island.
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