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Old Posted Jan 9, 2020, 9:03 PM
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I mean...they've got a lot of trains and busier stations then Penn some of which utilize half the tracks and platforms that NYP does.A lot of America's transit problems are in how we use things and this is a perfect example of that.
There is no station in the western world as busy as Penn. And I can't think of any major European station with fewer tracks than Penn, even though none have similar ridership. For example, Frankfurt HBF, probably the most important station in Europe, has 30 tracks, but only 450k daily users.
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Pouring a fortune into an expanded Hudson served stub without the capability to utilize it makes zero sense
The capability is the tunnel. It makes total sense.
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even if I disagree with the cost effectiveness of the original plan. The East Side Access was essentially headed to a similar fate until the 3rd Main Track and Ronkonkoma double track projects finally moved.
ESA was always planned in concert with capacity additions to the east, just like Penn improvements are planned in concert with capacity additions to the west.
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