Signal improvements on Long Island Rail Road accounts for 7% of its capital expenditures. This investment pays off through increased reliability, expanded capacity, and greater flexibility. Improvement efforts on trackage between Penn Station in Manhattan and Jamaica, Queens are described. A major improvement was the installation of reverse signaling capability to allow bi-directional train service through any one of 4 tunnels running underneath the East River, Manhattan. Improvements were also made in the suburbs. Conversion was made from manual block to full bi-directional, cab signal speed control with signals at the interlockings. Future improvements for Jamaica Station are also discsussed. Ridership patterns have dramatically improved as a result of the improvements.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Publication Date: 1991-1

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  • Accession Number: 00604484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM