HIGH SPEED RAIL TRANSPORTATION. NEW YORK CITY TO ALBANY

The development of the MTA airport/commuter link from New York City to Stewart Airport at Newburgh, about 60 miles north of New York City on the west side of the Hudson River, opens the possibility of a high-speed passenger rail route in the New York City/Albany corridor. Comparisons of east-side and west-side service are made on basis of grades, curvatures, train types, travel times, communities served, ridership, economics of track improvement, and a computer simulation model. The east side has a higher speed potential, but there are more communities on the west side. The Albany station should be restored (in spite of the space conflict with Interstate 787), and used as well in Boston-Chicago service. A considerable amount of technical information is included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Continuation of Grant NSF-GT-32162. Inst., Troy, N.Y. School of Engineering.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Assembly Scientific Staff

    Albany, NY  USA  12247

    National Science Foundation

    Office of Intergovernmental Science and Research Utilization
    Washington, DC  USA  20550

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    School of Engineering
    Troy, NY  USA  12180
  • Authors:
    • ASSARABOWSKI, R J
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SS-408 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-ISR72-95606-A02
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1975 12:00AM