METRO-NORTH SPEED AND CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT STUDY. TASK 4 REPORT. UPPER HUDSON AND UPPER HARLEM LINES

This study identifies improvements to increase the capacity and speed of Metro-North's commuter rail system. Several key segments of the system where bottlenecks are likely to occur were selected because capacity and speed improvements will have the greatest impact on improved operations and the quality of services. Specifically, the goals of the study are: Develop facility, right-of-way, interlocking, signal and communications, electric traction and equipment improvements required to achieve increased capacity and speeds; Develop operations and low-cost capital improvements which can reduce station dwell times or other capacity constraints; and Evaluate the proposed improvements to determine their cost-effectiveness and prioritize them based on cost and the number of passengers who would benefit, as well as the magnitude of these benefits.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Technical report conducted under the auspices of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 347 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10017.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metro-North Commuter Railroad

    347 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10017

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1989-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00610720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM