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Has anyone here used the SIR before?


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ROW is the property that a transportation company owns/operates on and through. It can include many acres of land, or just the land the track sits on plus a minimal clearance area to each side. ROW can also mean something with road or marine traffic. The rules and laws governing ROW usage and operation are somewhat complicated, but for heavy rail subway etc basically it means you can put track down, build infrastructure to support rolling stock, its storage, upkeep, etc. Sunnyside yard is the largest ROW in an urban area, and only exists as we know it because PRR bought the land before the area was developed as it is today. LIRR west side yard ROW only applies to the grade of the yard and not air rights, some ROW retain air rights for future expansion of structures & services, or to maintain the loading gauge for proper clearances. :P

 

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hope that helps.

 

ROW is the property that a transportation company owns/operates on and through. It can include many acres of land, or just the land the track sits on plus a minimal clearance area to each side. ROW can also mean something with road or marine traffic. The rules and laws governing ROW usage and operation are somewhat complicated, but for heavy rail subway etc basically it means you can put track down, build infrastructure to support rolling stock, its storage, upkeep, etc. Sunnyside yard is the largest ROW in an urban area, and only exists as we know it because PRR bought the land before the area was developed as it is today. LIRR west side yard ROW only applies to the grade of the yard and not air rights, some ROW retain air rights for future expansion of structures & services, or to maintain the loading gauge for proper clearances. ;)

 

- Andy

 

Thanks guys!!

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I road the SIR for the first time this morning. It was pretty cool. I got off at Eltingville to hit up Burger King, then got back on to Tompkinsville. The 30 min headways suck and the inside of the cars are a little dirty. there was a pigeon in our car but it was pretty chill lol

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I road the SIR for the first time this morning. It was pretty cool. I got off at Eltingville to hit up Burger King, then got back on to Tompkinsville. The 30 min headways suck and the inside of the cars are a little dirty. there was a pigeon in our car but it was pretty chill lol

 

Yeah I hate the frequency on the SIR, but there isn't much ridership a service increase. Plus the frequency and the timing is supposed to match the ferry.

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The thing is though, are there enough trains for that kind of service?

 

Yes. there are 64 cars which mean there are 16 4-car trains total. During the 30 minute headways, only 4 trains are used. Service can at least be every (1)(5) minutes from 11AM to 4PM.

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