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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.
  13. I'm not getting what you mean by side mounted. The shoes are already on the sides of the trucks.
  14. Third rail can not be contacted through the side because of several reasons one being the loss of power while hitting curves and if the cars sway it would cause damage to the third rail. Having that wouldn't really cut spending. Think of how much it would cost to replace the whole MTA railroad system with side running third rail.
  15. They do way more than what was listed. And take many tests in order to get into the position
  16. If you saw M3s on the New Haven Line, then you saw something rare because M3s don't have pantographs making it impossible to run over there. They are mostly seen on the Harlem because they are taken care of at North White Plains Yard. Next place to catch them is the Hudson Line. WEEKDAYS ONLY (unless there is a weekend with extra service requiring them)
  17. Yes there are a decent amount but all are being refurbished here at North White Plains. Ocaisionally you will see a pair with no seats, which means it's in the process of being refurbished.
  18. M2s aren't rare yet, there are plent of them. Only less than 40 of them are gone.
  19. For your reference, they are going at a rate of 8 cars a month, starting with M2s. This process has already started. If you want a hint at what cars are going out next, head to Stamford Yard (by street of course) and look at the "dead track". You will see cars that have been stripped and prepared for shipping to Ohio for scrap.
  20. All of MNR's lines have their share of stations.
  21. Well to start off the stations you listed are on the Hudson Line. The platforms are only long enough to fit 4 cars, that's why they tell you to move up if getting off. Now those platforms aren't regular sized because of the low ridership it recieves. Why build an 8-12 car platform for a station that recieves little passengers?
  22. Yes, unlike the subway. And when your ticket is punched you will get a seat check. Take that with you when you move throughout the train
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