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New Haven Line trains may run to Meadowlands NJ

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www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070611/NEWS02/706110374/1018/NEWS02

Trains originating in New Haven would travel on Metro-North Railroad tracks to New Rochelle, then branch off on the route used by Amtrak into Penn Station in Manhattan. From there, trains would travel on tracks used by NJ Transit to Secaucus, where passengers then would catch a shuttle train to the New Jersey Meadowlands Sports Complex.

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it doesn't say anything about this, but would the new haven line still go to grand central (with special NJ bound trains going through penn) or would the whole line be switched to penn station?

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I'm assuming only the Meadowlands trains go to Penn while the rest go to GCT.

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www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/local/scn-sa-nor.exhibit8jun21,0,1083333.story?coll=stam-news-local-headlines

Rell is interested in regular service from CT to Jersey.

One obstacle that has prevented New Haven Line trains from entering Penn Station is that Connecticut trains are not compatible with the voltage used on the route into the terminal. Another hindrance is that there may not be enough room to house Metro-North Railroad trains and Long Island Railroad trains at the same terminal.

To get around the lack of space, a through-service that makes stops at Penn Station and Grand Central should be designed, Haikalis said. Instead of having trains terminate at one, they can make stops at both, keeping track space open.

Now, trains at Grand Central sit idle at platforms for nearly 50 minutes before they go back out, Haikalis said. But if they were constantly moving between Grand Central and Penn, there would be no idle time - and more room.

As Connecticut and Metro-North design the next-generation New Haven Line train cars, they must make sure they are compatible with existing rail systems, Haikalis said.

He said he was discouraged that the state designed the trains to go into Penn Station, but not travel on New Jersey Transit tracks.

If the train is designed properly, it could run from New Haven to points in New Jersey and the east end of Long Island, he said.

"The three states need to sit down and work out these technical issues," Haikalis said. "They're solvable, if the will is there. Right now, the will isn't there."

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it doesn't say anything about this, but would the new haven line still go to grand central (with special NJ bound trains going through penn) or would the whole line be switched to penn station?

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There's a plan to bring penn trains through to the east side- and stop at both penn and GCT. It sounds like they would do the same thing with trains coming from the east, so they would stop at both stations.

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