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To: neverdem

Oh well. There goes the idea of a rail crossing into Rockland County, which actually dates back to when the New York & Erie Railroad first built into Piermont with an eye to crossing the Hudson at that location one day. Would have been nice to have seen a revitalization of the old Erie RR Piermont branch, as well as a possible direct link from the Port Jervis line into Grand Central (and for freight trains into the Bronx and Queens), but that is what happens when you let government step all over things.


17 posted on 12/20/2012 10:49:52 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
The mass transit folks are gonna scream bloody murder. And from a purely cost/benefit viewpoint, it makes sense to lay the tracks NOW, while the bride is being built. If they decide to add them in, say, 10 years..it will cost a minimum 20x more, plus the construction delays for years will destroy traffic.

Don't know if you know the area, but Tarrytown is gonna be a mess traffic wise.

Some 15 years ago the state spent millions to raise the bridges over the Metro North Hudson line tracks, so that then GM assembly plant in Tarrytown would be able to ship out their cars by rail. No sooner was all the work done than GM closed the plant.

25 posted on 12/20/2012 12:25:29 PM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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