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LIRR and MNRR - What If?

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As with our Subway - What If and Bus - What If pages, I have decided to make a Railroads - What If page. Make a scenario here, and see if anybody can reroute it!

 

REROUTE AWAY!

 

I'll start:

  • An Amtrak train derails north of the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, closing the tracks from Spuyten Duyvil to Riverdale
  • An Acela train speeds, then derails on the junction of the New haven line, blocking the junction of the NH Line and the NE Corridor

Reroute: (MTA)Hudson Line, (MTA)New Haven Line, Amtrak NE Corridor, Amtrak Empire Corridor

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6 minutes ago, Jova42R said:

As with our Subway - What If and Bus - What If pages, I have decided to make a Railroads - What If page. Make a scenario here, and see if anybody can reroute it!

 

REROUTE AWAY!

 

I'll start:

  • An Amtrak train derails north of the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, closing the tracks from Spuyten Duyvil to Riverdale
  • An Acela train speeds, then derails on the junction of the New haven line, blocking the junction of the NH Line and the NE Corridor

Reroute: (MTA)Hudson Line, (MTA)New Haven Line, Amtrak NE Corridor, Amtrak Empire Corridor

Which side of New Haven Line? New Haven Line has Danbury, and New Canaan, an Waterbury branches as well.

I don't think this will be successful topic.

 

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12 minutes ago, FamousNYLover said:

Which side of New Haven Line? New Haven Line has Danbury, and New Canaan, an Waterbury branches as well.

I don't think this will be successful topic.

 

@FamousNYLover The junction between NEC and NHL is in New Rochelle. Why don't you think this will be successful topic?

Reroute away!

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With subways and buses there tend to be multiple ways to get to the same place. If Lexington Avenue blows up, (5) trains can run along the West Side instead. If a road is blocked, use another one.

Metro-North doesn't have very much redundancy outside of the areas very close to the city where different branches can provide something resembling alternate service. If Fordham is out of service, New Haven Line trains could presumably stop at Woodlawn for example.

If the area from Spuyten Duyvil to Riverdale is blocked, there simply aren't any alternatives. The Hudson Line and Empire Corridor will just end up suspending service and probably run alternate bus service while they try to fix it ASAP.

The same is true for the issues on the New Haven Line. All trains to Grand Central pass through New Rochelle and there's no alternatives for them, really. The Northeast Corridor also can't deal with that.

You could maybe talk about the Beacon Line, but I don't think that's acceptable for any sort of passenger service and even if service could somehow run on those tracks it's a one-track line.

 

The Long Island Railroad is more feasible, but you don't have a lot of creativity with reroutes there either.

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