NEW HAVEN RAILROAD STATION AND LINE IMPROVEMENTS: PRELIMINARY PLANS AND COST ESTIMATES

RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE FOR PROVIDING FASTER, MORE ATTRACTIVE COMMUTER SERVICE ON THE NEW HAVEN RAILROAD (N.H.R.R.) BY UPGRADING STATION AND LINE FACILITIES. MOST STATIONS ON THE NEW YORK COMMUTER ROUTE ARE OBSOLETE AND BADLY DETERIORATED. ADDITIONAL INCONVENIENCES TO PASSENGERS ARE CREATED BY INADEQUATE STATION PARKING, AND BY CURVES AND INTERLOCKINGS IN THE TRACK WHICH IMPEDE SPEED. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE SUBSTANTIAL REBUILDING OF EXISTING FACILITIES OR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW STATIONS, AND EMPHASIZE THE NEED FOR HIGH-LEVEL PLATFORMS AT ALL STATIONS TO ACCOMODATE PROPOSED NEW HIGH-SPEED CARS. SEVERAL PASSENGER- COMFORT CONSIDERATIONS IN STATION DESIGN ARE ALSO SUGGESTED, INCLUDING IMPROVED PEDESTRIAN ACCESS. FIVE STATION CONSOLIDATIONS ARE PROPOSED WHERE WARANTED BY PROXIMITY OF THE STATIONS OR BY LOW RIDERSHIP. PARTICULAR ATTENTION IS DEVOTED TO THE NEED FOR EXPANDED PARKING FACILITIES AND FOR BUS FEEDER SERVICE AT URBAN STATIONS ALONG THE N.H.R.R. ROUTE. SUGGESTED LINE IMPROVEMENTS ARE DESIGNED PRIMARILY TO ELIMINATE THE SHARP CURVES AND INTERLOCKINGS WHICH PRESENTLY LIMIT SPEED. ALTHOUGH THE REPORT IS CONCERNED PRIMARILY WITH IMMEDIATE IMPROVEMENTS, SOME DISCUSSION IS INCLUDED ON FUTURE PROPOSALS. A DESCRIPTION IS GIVEN OF THE EXISTING CONDITIONS AND PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL STATION AND FOR LINE IMPROVEMENTS ON SPECIFIED TRACK SEGMENTS. DATA FOR EACH STATION ARE BROKEN DOWN BY: (1) SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS AND ESTIMATED COST; (2) EXISTING PARKING CAPACITY, COSTS, AND UTILIZATION; AND (3) PRESENT N.H.R.R. SCHEDULE, NUMBER OF TRAINS, AND PASSENGERS GENERATED. DATA FOR EACH STATION IS SUPPLEMENTED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PRESENT PHYSICAL PLANT AND AN AREA MAP. IN ADDITION, COST ESTIMATES ON SELECTED LINE SEGMENTS ARE CALCULATED FOR SUGGESTED IMPROVEMENTS. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO INT-MTD-11
  • Corporate Authors:

    Tri-State Transportation Commission

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  USA  10007
  • Publication Date: 1966-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241886
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1973 12:00AM