Tag Archives: rail travel

Ogdenville, North Haverbrook, Brockway

Gothamist reports that a group called Auto-Free New York has a plan for the city’s traffic problems. MONORAIL! Well, “light rail,” but we’ll take it. According to George Haikalis, founder of Auto-Free New York, an auto-free light rail boulevard that would run along 42nd Street could be expanded into a loop around the island. He estimates the 61-mile light rail …

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10″ Will Stop The Trains

In advance of this weekend’s snowpocylpse, the Long Island Railroad has announced that service will be suspended if snowfall exceeds 10″. Meteorologists are indicating that there could be a significant snowstorm Friday evening, February 5 into Saturday, February 6. To ensure customer safety, the LIRR may suspend train service temporarily when snow accumulation reaches between 10 and 13 inches. Suspensions …

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Chinese May Bankroll High Speed Mag-Lev Train Between Los Angeles & Las Vegas

Proponents of a high-speed rail service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas say a Chinese bank is willing to bankroll the project to the tune of $7B. The California-Nevada Super Speed Train Commission still has several hurdles to clear before it could move ahead with plans to develop the project between Las Vegas and Anaheim, Calif. The commission late Monday …

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Penn Station Shut Down

If you’re traveling via Amtrak today, be advised that Amtrak and NJ Transit have temporarily suspended service to Penn Station due to an electrical problem. Check Twitter for updates. At the moment it looks like some trains are returning to New Jersey because they can’t enter Penn. What a mess. Expect delays to ripple up and down the east coast …

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NEM Travel Advisories

Tomorrow DC police will implement rolling street closures to accommodate the National Equality March. Here is some advice for attendees. The National Equality March is scheduled to take place at noon on Sunday, Oct. 11. The March will begin at McPherson Square and reach the west side of the U.S. Capitol at approximately 2 p.m. The planned route is south …

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Morning View – F Line

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Moynihan Station Deal Alive Again

The on again-off again plan to turn NYC’s historic Farley Post Office into a massive and grand replacement for Penn Station is on again. After months of negotiations — and years after it first pulled out of the project — Amtrak reached a preliminary agreement to move to an annex of Pennsylvania Station planned for the James A. Farley Post …

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Mmmm, Bouncy

Time-lapse video shows us how the Manhattan Bridge bounces as subway trains cross over. Which is how suspension bridges are supposed to work, but it’s a little freaky to watch, nonetheless. (Tipped by JMG reader BKDan)

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SF Muni Crash Injures Dozens Near Castro

Dozens are injured, some critically, after a crash of San Francisco’s Muni just west of the Castro at the West Portal Station. The station is one stop away from the Castro. Forty-seven people were injured today, four of them severely, when a Municipal Railway train rear-ended another Muni train at the West Portal Station, authorities said. Witnesses described a chaotic …

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