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Old Posted Jan 31, 2013, 2:03 PM
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Nexus, where is that first photo, and what is up with the tracks? Love those pics by the way.
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Nexus, where is that first photo, and what is up with the tracks? Love those pics by the way.
Its the JCT in Jersey City where all the lines meet....
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Old Posted Feb 3, 2013, 12:57 PM
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NJ Transit trains record best on-time performance in 2012


NEWARK — Thirty years and 96 percent.

On the 30th anniversary of the creation of NJ Transit rail operations, agency officials said its trains set a record last year of a 96.4 percent on-time performance, breaking the previous record of 96.2 percent set in 1995. Officials said this happened even though the agency is operating nearly 23 percent more trains than in 1995.

NJ Transit ran 210,122 trains in 2012, while in 1995 it operated 171,409 trains, said John Durso Jr., NJ Transit spokesman.

NJ Transit trains’ lowest on-time performance was recorded in November, at 91 percent, but had five record-breaking months: April, June, July, August and October, Durso said. Watch the videos above to see how NJ Transit recovered from Sandy. If you’re using our mobile app, watch a video here.
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[HD] MNRR 6522: Stratford to New Haven on M2 8704

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The M2's still hold their own . . . rode on one twice last week.
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Wow! Congratulations! Well done, NJ Transit!

Keep it up the good work. They will earned $500 bonus check. I am so proud of NJ Transit. They work hard for everyday and focus on the job.
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Bill proposes to electrify Metro-North Danbury Branch


By MATT KIERNAN Villager Staff Writer

WILTON — Two Fairfield County politicians are proposing legislation to convert the diesel system of Metro-North’s Danbury Branch rail line to run on electricity.
State Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-143, and State Sen. Toni Boucher, R-26, tesified Monday at a legislative meeting in Hartford to convince legislators of the conversion’s necessity.
For Fairfield County, the switch would bring faster commute times for residents, generate greater revenues for the state and allow economic growth in the county, according to Lavielle.
“It’s really got to be done, we’ve waited so long,” said Lavielle in a phone interview Monday.
Lavielle is suggesting the project be divided into segments, with the electrification starting in the Norwalk area of the 23.6-mile-long branch. An estimated $40-50 million bond would be issued for the first segment, she said.
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When are they going to reverse the service cuts they made on the HBLR line 2 or 3 years ago? Or are those just likely to become the new norm? I had an incredibly long wait just to go from 2nd street to Newport considering it was like 7pm on a weekday.
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When are they going to reverse the service cuts they made on the HBLR line 2 or 3 years ago? Or are those just likely to become the new norm? I had an incredibly long wait just to go from 2nd street to Newport considering it was like 7pm on a weekday.
I honestly don't even use the HBLR anymore , I walk over to the PATH or a bus stop.... Knowing Transit , probably never....
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1 Billion to electrify 24 miles of railway. Whattt?
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1 Billion to electrify 24 miles of railway. Whattt?
Theres other things in there but its 2 Branches both of which have been heavily neglected. They were supposed to be done with upgrading the signaling system on both branches by now to allow for Bi-Directional travel but thats been delayed. The Danbury Branch will be extend up to New Milford which is another 13 miles , the Electrification comes with replacing all the ties , all stations will be upgraded along with passing sidings put in , a New Yard will be built in New Milford , along with a New Track into South Norwalk so the branch could run every 30 mins without conflicting with the busy New Haven line. That last part means they will have to take a few businesses which in SoNo could be very expensive. Both Branches will be upgraded to 80mph , and curves will be straightened along with all crossings upgrade , there are 8 crossings that are still ungated or don't even have lights thats how neglected this line is. Norwalk is also calling for the restoration of Historic Wall Street station which would be right in the center of there Massive redevelopment plan.

As for the Waterbury Branch , unless the Knowledge Corridor and Proposed Bristol Branch get Electrification as some call for , It would be a waste to Electrify this corridor which is 27 miles. High Level Platform and upgrade the line to 80mph and use DMU's.... The Ridership even with improvements could never even come close to the Ridership the Danbury line will have once more reliable service is provided. The Danbury Branch has a few job hubs and multiple dense blobs located along the line while the Waterbury Branch is mostly residential although its close to New Haven and Bridgeport and the Bristol Branch would tie it to Hartford. There are alot of places where developers would love to invest along that corridor but are afraid to due to the service levels which are horrible same with the Danbury Branch. This does not apply to Norwalk as it has a bus network and a few train stations in the Southern part of the city , but the other towns and cities like Danbury and Bethel can't develop on a Norwalk scale due service levels. Alot of people along that corridor either drive all the way down to South Norwalk which clogs route 7 or drive into New York to catch the Harlem line both of those lines run every 15-25 mins , there's only 4 trains in the Morning on both branches if I can recall correctly.

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Railway Fleet Orders for NJT/MNRR/LIRR

Ordered Fleet
Metro North M8's -- 405 Cars , another 25 could be ordered
New Jersey Transit Muti-level 2's --- 100 cars


Delievered so far
New Jersey Transit Mutilevels 2s -- 45 cars
Metro North M8's -- 186 cars < 10 cars per month


To be Ordered later this year
Long Island Railroad M9/A's -- 236 Cars
Metro North M9's -- 210 Cars


Long Term outlook late 2013-2017
Long Island Railroad M9's --- 252 cars
New Jersey Transit EMU's --- 228 Cars
New Jersey Transit DMU's --- 53 Cars
PATH -- 10-75 Cars


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STAMFORD -- Corporations, developers in the South End, along with East Side businesses and residents, all want to clear hurdles and make a long-sought East Main Street train station a reality, said James Grunberger, chairman of the nonprofit East Side Partnership.
New commuters at NBC Sports at Chelsea Piers, as well as long-standing residents and business owners, want to access Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line without going to Stamford's downtown station, he said.
"What we need is train relief in the city, and it is clear the main station is overwhelmed," Grunberger said. "We want a train station and not a bus station or depot."
Residents will get the chance next week to hear about possible options for the East Main Street rail station, expanded bus service, and other information from a study on improving transit links to the East Side.

Read more: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news...#ixzz2KseZe27G

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Upgrading Danbury line should be top priority


Opening in 1852, the Danbury branch line still uses diesel-powered trains that push train cars to Norwalk to catch the New Haven main line and pull train cars to Danbury. It is single-tracked rail line and is not electrified like some on the system.

I have joined fellow Wilton state Rep. Gail Lavielle in supporting a proposed bill that would make this branch line compatible with the Metro-North main line, allowing for straight-through trips, improved performance and increased capacity.

The Norwalk/Danbury railway is a lifeline to our urban centers of Fairfield County and New York. Even those who do not often take this rail line rely on it as a key to sustaining property values, protecting their environment and improving their quality of life. This branch line is a main artery to the Metro-North main line (the most used and congested rail line in the country) and one of the state’s most important economic activity zones. It connects two of our region’s most important urban centers, Norwalk and Danbury, and all the towns in between. It links nearly 400,000 people to their jobs, families and arts and entertainment venues. Yet it is one of the most antiquated rail lines in the country.
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Rail study committee envisions stations in Bristol, New Britain more


By DIANE CHURCH
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BRISTOL — One day local residents might be able to hop aboard a train at a local station that will take them to Waterbury or New Britain, where they could catch other trains to Hartford, Boston, New York City and beyond.

The Central Connecticut Rail Study Advisory Committee held a meeting Thursday to discuss its findings so far. The committee is funded by a $1 million grant that Gov. Dannel Malloy pledged to rail proponents when he committed state funds for CTfastrak, the busway linking New Britain and Hartford that is expected to ease rush-hour congestion on Interstate 84. The grant will be used for further studies and meetings until the end of 2014.

The proposed railway would run from Waterbury to Plymouth, then on to Bristol, Plainville, New Britain and Berlin, where it would end. Each town would have at least one stop. Those seeking to go to Hartford could disembark in New Britain and board the bus to Hartford.
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Glassboro-Camden commuter rail line continues slow progress



The long, slow process of bringing a Glassboro-to-Camden passenger rail line to fruition moved forward this week.

Delaware River Port Authority officials report that preparations have begun to study the environmental effects of building 17 miles of new tracks connecting up to 15 new stations in Gloucester and Camden counties.

The environmental study, required to secure federal funding for half the cost of the $1.6 billion endeavor, will take approximately 18 to 24 months, and will include public hearings in Gloucester County in which the public will be able to offer feedback.
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The contract for the environmental study was awarded over a year ago. Why is it just getting started now? They also had three rounds of public imput sessions before they decided on this configuration. Why do they need more? I wonder about the accuracy of this article.
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The contract for the environmental study was awarded over a year ago. Why is it just getting started now? They also had three rounds of public imput sessions before they decided on this configuration. Why do they need more? I wonder about the accuracy of this article.
We tend to restudy things several times in this state , this project and many projects should be in the Engineering state or under construction....
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