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About gregorygrice

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  1. MTA railroads have a ticket you can buy that's a round trip one side and a 2 ride MetroCard on the other. Look it up. You also have to keep in mind that these are all different agencies. Subway and buses are run by NYCTA & MTA bus. MNR & LIRR are railroads and are completely desperate from NYCTA besides them being owned by the same company.
  2. That's not practical anyway. The people that travel to the city via MNR and LIRR can get a ticket that serves as a "round trip" MetroCard. There would be no point in putting several amounts of money on a MetroCard to pay for a Railroad ticket.
  3. As far as I know, they are supposed to be compatible with each other. Not much can really be answered until a final design/product is made.
  4. BN is a yard. The yard is used to unload/load the garbage train from GCT and the East Side Access Materials Train. Croton North is a station no longer in use. Montrose was a completely different station which is also not in use. Was replaced by Cortland Station.
  5. Their bi-levels are the same height as New Jersey Transit's multi-levels which meet the height requirement to enter Penn Station. other bi-levels do not.
  6. Test set is making rounds up and down the line now.
  7. At this time, there are currently no plans to re extend the Harlem Line. Trackage past Wassaic has been torn up and turned into a biking trail. (Rail Trail) There was also a plan in 2007 to extend MNR service past Poughkeepsie but that was scrapped as well.
  8. That still runs. That train uses M7's so the Lower Montauk has nothing to do with it.
  9. LIRR sold the Lower Montauk months ago. As a result no LIRR trains operate on the branch except for MOW trains with MP15s and SW's. NYAR gives LIRR yard space at Fresh Pond to store MOW cars (gondolas, welded rail cars, etc). But still LIRR must obtain permission from NYAR to use the branch.
  10. Because they are owned by CDOT and not Metro North.
  11. The ESA isnt going to interline the two railroads. Like the above poster stated, it's way below the lower level. The LIRR ESA line is only for one Branch anyway. Customers will have to transfer for other branches. Also take into account that even though these railroads are both managed by the MTA, they are almost completely different in how the run down to the "watch the gap" announcement.
  12. Oh I see what you are saying now, so that both MNR and LIRR trains can utilize the same third rail. Great suggestion. Now we would just have to figure power issues. LIRR uses 750 and MNR use 700.
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