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  1. What they are not telling you is the impact the "improvements" are going to have on train service during the renovations.... Stay tuned.
  2. Let's not forget this individual has a mental disability. Who knows if he would even be mentally fit to transport people in any capacity. I'm not saying his disability would disqualify him but who knows.
  3. Another difference as to one running while the other may not is weather patterns. There has been plenty of times LIRR was shut down while MNRR ran with little issue. One storm a year or two ago had 3 feet of snow in NYC while there was barely 3 flakes of snow in Poughkeepsie.
  4. LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    Doesn't play at all when the PA is started, that is the "ding ding" sound. What is being described is a chime sound. On occasion it will go off when the PA acts up, but under normal circumstances..... It is not used for any single event. Engineers could sound it to alert the train crew that they are going to be crossing over at an interlocking, there is an ADA passenger at a station or for the conductor to go to the intercom.
  5. LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    There are no more direct trains. Haven't been all season.
  6. Cameras on Metro-North Trains

    The cameras came around as a result of the FRA recommendations from the 2013 Spuyten Duyvil derailment for forward facing cameras and cameras in the operating cabs. The cameras started getting installed approximately spring of this year. The FRA recommendation was expanded upon to include passenger areas to be used as a tool to investigate other safety related incidents including gap incidents, other safety related mishaps and criminal activity.
  7. Metro-North Beacon Line may become bike trail

    You wouldn't even need that. With the highways in the vicinity,people are going drive where there is good service. Example, if I lived in Stormville, I'd drive the 15 minutes to Southeast than get on a infrequently running train from Stormville to go to Southeast by way of Beekman and Whaley Lake. It would be no different than the commuters that live in the Danbury area that choose to commute out of Southeast for the convenience of better service and no connections.
  8. M-9 Discussion

    This is over 3 years old and per that report MNR was to execute the option in December of 2016. Needless to say that did not happen.
  9. M-9 Discussion

    Correct, the diesel fleet is a priority. There are locomotives sitting collecting dust because of lack of parts. At least the electrics run. The M3's are going to be getting cameras. Originally there were talks of not putting cameras in them because they won't be around that much longer.
  10. M-9 Discussion

    You are taking my quote out of context. You were talking about Metro North, as was I. Now you are applying what I say about LIRR. I have no idea what LIRR needs or plans are so there is no basis for me to comment on them.
  11. M-9 Discussion

    Everything will need to be replaced in time. M3's are not the priority at the moment.
  12. M-9 Discussion

    Who said they were going to scrap them (or plan to scrap) in 5 years?
  13. M-9 Discussion

    First off, I would not say the M3's are "good" from an operational standpoint but that's a topic for another day. I'm talking about equipment sitting in the yard in an unusable state because of the lack of available parts.
  14. M-9 Discussion

    MNRR and LIRR are two separate operations. There is no taking money from one and giving it to the other. Just like MNRR can't take the money they get from CDOT and use it for NY operations. Regardless, if M9's are tabled for the time being there is still other rolling stock in need of replacement.


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