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.
- Continuation of Grant NSF-GT-32162. Inst., Troy, N.Y. School of Engineering.
New York State Assembly Scientific StaffAlbany, NY USA 12247
National Science FoundationOffice of Intergovernmental Science and Research Utilization
Washington, DC USA 20550
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteSchool of Engineering
Troy, NY USA 12180
- ASSARABOWSKI, R J
- Publication Date: 1974-5
- Pagination: 86 p.
- TRT Terms: Airport access; High speed rail; Intercity transportation; Passenger transportation; Passengers; Travel demand
- Identifier Terms: Erie Lackawanna Railway; Penn Central Transportation Company
- Geographic Terms: New York (State)
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Railroads;
- 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