EXPLORATION OF MARKET POTENTIAL FOR METRO-NORTH RAILROAD SERVICE IN THE NORTHEAST BRONX AND WEST SIDE OF MANHATTAN STUDY

The purpose of this study is to investigate the demand for MTA Metro-North Railroad service to and from: the West Side of Manhattan at Penn Station; the Northeast Bronx, principally Co-op City; new intermediate stations on the West Side of Manhattan; and through service to Long Island and Jones Beach utilizing Long Island Railroad right-of-way. If all service options presented in this study were enacted, it is estimated that Penn Station would see 132,368 Metro-North inbound or outbound initiated trips each week. Overall, the new base services would lead to: a 12.2% net gain in total Metro-North ridership; a 13.1% drop in Metro-North ridership at Grand Central Terminal as existing Metro-North riders shifted to Penn Station services; and an 11.3% drop in non-Metro-North trips (primarily auto). The results of this study may be useful to any New York Metropolitan area transportation provider.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The contractors for the project were: Schulman, Ronca and Bucuvalas, Inc.; Multisystems, Inc.; and, KKO & Associates Inc.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    347 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10017-3739

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1995-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 195 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716373
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA-NY-08-0188-95-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1996 12:00AM