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MNR Beacon Line

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  1. I'm assuming this is counting middle seats? lmaoooo
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    LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    Typical entitled South Shore behavior. If you don't move "there will be a big problem"? My ass. All these suburbanites know how to do is bitch.
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    LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    Oh yeah, all the Brooklyn kids I knew used to do that. "Lerr" is totally a city thing. I read it as "lerr" in my head but it's weird to say that out loud.
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    LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    I usually just say "Long Island Rail Road." "L I Double R" sounds to newscastery and is the same number of syllables anyway.
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    M-9 Discussion

    I don't like this. The new announcer has a really weird inflection. The old guy was kind of a Long Island icon too, randomly loud station names and all.
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    Cortlandt Street will re-open in October on the 1 Train

    Thing is the Cortlandt Street station actually still exists on Cortlandt St, unlike the . If anything having stops named the same thing when they are not complexed is going to be more confusing, especially for tourists. Considering the stop is going to be the closest subway stop to One WTC (which is what most people think of when they hear WTC), I'm happy with them naming it simply "World Trade Center" and leaving the names for all the other stations alone. But if it were really up to me, I'd give the whole Chambers St –Park Pl –WTC –Cortlandt St complex the single name "World Trade Center–Church St" and name the station "World Trade Center–Greenwich St." You do lose some geographic distinction by eliminating the cross streets from the station names but it separates the WTC stations into 3 neat groups (if you include Fulton St) and makes it clear which in-system transfers are available (and let's be honest, how many people in NYC really have a good grasp of the street names below Houston anyway?).
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    Cuomo had the MTA waste $30M on tunnel vanity project

    Don't want to make a new thread for this: https://nypost.com/2018/07/24/cuomo-spent-253k-on-colored-pylons-that-may-violate-standards/ So, to recap, Cuomo spent over a quarter million on SPECIALLY ORDERED plastic bollards that don't comply with federal regulations. Instead of ordering compliant bollards that are available off-the-shelf and cheaper. This is just like the Cuomo Sign fiasco when King Andrew spent 8 million on distracting tourism highway signs that weren't compliant with federal regulations and the FHWA forced him to take them down (they're still not all down yet, and the FHWA has already fined the state for failing them to take them down in a timely fashion). Is he psychotic? His deciding to micromanage these things has only led to millions in waste and constant bad publicity. What does he think he's accomplishing? Thanks to his obsession with the Royal Colors, we're going to be able to see the dirty, fading Cuomo Scheme R160s 15 years from now, long after Cuomo's presidential ambitions fizzle away in the primaries, and wonder why he didn't just do the one thing that would gain him universal support and fix the subways instead of building backwards Airtrains and plating the beleaguered transit system in USB ports.
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    New Uniforms for MTA B/O's

    Seriously? That's insulting! I got a real tie when I worked at McDonald's for Christ's sake. If that demographic can manage a half-windsor I think bus operators can too...
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    LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    If anyone has or is getting a paper MNR August monthly could you post a picture? There's a ticket stock shortage so they're being printed on weekly stock, I'm curious to see what that looks like.
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    tickets / pass on Metro North - good across lines?

    No way is that in the tariff regs. Those conductors are just cutting people slack (because, honestly, you paid the railroad the same amount, it shouldn't matter).
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    tickets / pass on Metro North - good across lines?

    Thanks for the corrections. I really hate how non-transparent MNR and LIRR are about their tariff regulations. I only know as much as I do from getting bits and pieces from transit forums and talking to employees (and clearly a lot of my information is outdated). Why the railroad thinks its ticketing policies should be non-public information in any aspect is beyond me.
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    tickets / pass on Metro North - good across lines?

    It's actually pretty complicated. This is how it works for East of Hudson service: The diversion in stations table (shown above) shows the equivalent fare zones for all the lines. Commutation tickets (weeklies and monthlies between Manhattan and points north) are good for travel between any stations up through the northerly fare zone or its equivalent, on any line. E.g., per the table, a Hastings-on-Hudson to GCT weekly or monthly ticket would also be good between Irvington and GCT, Hartsdale and Mt Vernon West, Old Greenwich and GCT, etc. Same applies for a New Haven commutation ticket holder wishing to travel on one of the other two lines. However, non-commutation tickets (all other ticket types including one-way, senior, disabled, intermediate, etc.) are not at all interchangeable between the New Haven Line and the other two lines. So a Westport to Fordham monthly ticket is good for stations on the New Haven line only between zones 2 and 18/42. A Tarrytown to GCT one-way would also be valid on the Harlem line as far up as Chappaqua, but would not be good for any travel on the New Haven line.
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    Enhanced Station Initiative

    This is not a choice that exists in reality. The ADA is a law, not a suggestion. The MTA at minimum needs to be spending 20% of their renovation budget on accessibility features, and they have not been doing that (thus why they're being sued). We waste billions a year on paratransit. Accessibility needs to come sooner than later but the MTA is penny wise and pound foolish and fails to see how deferring this work is screwing them over in the future.
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    Double decker X17J MTA bus to run to Midtown this week

    The new buses are 12'-10" in regular operation, and the Lincoln Tunnel clearance is 13'-0". Not an issue.
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    MTA Scrambling To Get PTC Installed On All Trains

    The current cab signaling system on MNR and LIRR is not compliant with PTC. I'm more familiar with the MNR end but I know LIRR is slightly different so I can't speak absolutely for both systems. It was only originally designed to prevent signal-related infractions. The most restrictive indication is R (15 mph) (there is no stop cab indication, only wayside) which is enforced with a full service penalty application. ASC as-is is most likely compliant in satisfying the the functional prevention of train-to-train collisions requirement as per 49 CFR 236.1005 (f). Originally the only speed limit the system enforced was the maximum allowable speed on the road. After the Spuyten Duyvil derailment to comply with FRA Emergency Order 29 they added speed enforcement to some bad curves around the system by retrofitting ASC, but some territory speed limits are still not enforced by ASC, so it does not comply with the requirement to functionally prevent overspeed derailments (49 CFR 236.1005 [a] [1] [ii]). There are additional requirements not met by ASC, for example 49 CFR 236.1005 (a) ( 1) (iii) which requires functional prevention of train incursion into work zones.

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