Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.

amtrak to long island and staten island


Real Greenpickles987
 Share

Recommended Posts


  • 1 month later...
On 2/26/2022 at 2:52 PM, trainfan22 said:

Both is possible but Amtrak going to LI is more realistic. Amtrak was actually considering adding service to Ronkonkoma.

 

Port Jefferson might make more sense (to serve SUNY Stony Brook).  Amtrak to Staten Island makes no sense.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
On 4/1/2022 at 10:29 AM, Gotham Bus Co. said:

 

Port Jefferson might make more sense (to serve SUNY Stony Brook).  Amtrak to Staten Island makes no sense.

I second that, although to be frank ,it wouldn't make much sense for Amtrak to do either as Long Island is already being well served (for the most part) by MTA Long Island Railroad. Staten Island has SIRR. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, Joel Powers said:

I second that, although to be frank ,it wouldn't make much sense for Amtrak to do either as Long Island is already being well served (for the most part) by MTA Long Island Railroad. Staten Island has SIRR. 

 

Agreed. Maybe one could argue (tenuously) for through ticketing, but not direct service.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
On 4/10/2022 at 10:55 AM, Gotham Bus Co. said:

Agreed. Maybe one could argue (tenuously) for through ticketing, but not direct service.

Eh, there's a lot of value in reducing the amount of seat changes, particularly as it relates to avoiding having to exit a platform, go up, go through the boarding process, and then get onto an Amtrak train.

Also, don't a fair amount of trains from the west and north terminate in Penn Station itself? The terminating procedure takes a long time, so maybe it should be moved to somewhere that isn't the most congested station in the rail network.

---

I think Amtrak as part of its Amtrak Connects plan has talked about extending Empire Corridor trains to Ronkonkoma. Stony Brook would make more sense if speeds on PJ were improved, but it takes about an hour less to catch a train from Ronkonkoma than from Stony Brook, and PJ has a lot of curves compared to how straight the route to Ronkonkoma is in comparison.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/19/2022 at 8:52 PM, bobtehpanda said:

Eh, there's a lot of value in reducing the amount of seat changes, particularly as it relates to avoiding having to exit a platform, go up, go through the boarding process, and then get onto an Amtrak train.

Also, don't a fair amount of trains from the west and north terminate in Penn Station itself? The terminating procedure takes a long time, so maybe it should be moved to somewhere that isn't the most congested station in the rail network.

---

I think Amtrak as part of its Amtrak Connects plan has talked about extending Empire Corridor trains to Ronkonkoma. Stony Brook would make more sense if speeds on PJ were improved, but it takes about an hour less to catch a train from Ronkonkoma than from Stony Brook, and PJ has a lot of curves compared to how straight the route to Ronkonkoma is in comparison.

The question is, will the MTA allow Amtrak to use their tracks for their own service expansions? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/20/2022 at 7:34 PM, Joel Powers said:

The question is, will the MTA allow Amtrak to use their tracks for their own service expansions? 

I mean, Metro-North does.
Then again, LIRR is run differently than Metro-North, although usually for the worse.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.