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.
- The contractors for the project were: Schulman, Ronca and Bucuvalas, Inc.; Multisystems, Inc.; and, KKO & Associates Inc.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority347 Madison Avenue
New York, NY United States 10017-3739
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1995-3
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 195 p.
- TRT Terms: Market assessment; Railroad commuter service
- Geographic Terms: New York Metropolitan Area
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- 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