Archive for April, 2010

351 Meadowlands Express Bus Service to be provided by CoachUSA

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Whereas in previous years I believe the Route 351 Meadowlands Express Bus Service was half run by NJ Transit and half contracted out, this year it will be completely run by CoachUSA. The 351 bus takes you from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan to the Meadowlands Sports Complex for major events. It’s $5 each way, exact change required.

And many people love to take this bus to Giants and Jets NFL football games. Sure, some people have defected to the train, but the 351 has its true believers.

Chicago’s Metra decides against providing Wi-Fi

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Metra, a commuter railroad in the Chicago area, has decided not to implement Wi-Fi service on-board its trains at this time.

Source: Metro Magazine Industry News

34th Street Transitway Open House TODAY

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Announcement on

MTA New York City Transit and the New York City Department of Transportation will be holding a Planning Open House on April 21st to give you an opportunity to:

* Learn about the 34 St Transitway project and proposed station locations

* View design plans for the corridor

* Give us your suggestions and comments

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Science, Industry & Business Library

188 Madison Av at 34 St

There will be no formal presentation. Please stop by at a time most convenient for you.

Dancer hit by Amtrak train when CN crossing lights and gates fail

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Katie Lunn

From: CN warning system failed in fatal crossing collision

With no safety gates or lights to warn her, Katie Lunn had no chance as a speeding Amtrak train approached her SUV Friday.

The young Naperville dance teacher died after the train rammed into her vehicle as she headed home after a performance at Governor’s State University.

The Canadian National Railway confirmed Monday that the warning system was not functioning properly at the Stuenkel Road crossing in University Park when the accident occurred. A CN crew had been working at the crossing that day, but officials would not comment on reports they had deactivated the warning system and not turned it back on.

Source: Transportation Communications Newsletter

Barge of Death Departed Today

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Left around noon on Saturday. Redbird R-33WF 9339 and Yellowbird former R-22 Revenue car 0R722 (ex-7490). Trucks went out too. Weeks Marine tugs: Virginia, Elizabeth, and Robert.

Next cars to be reefed: redbird, yellowbird, R-42

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Currently on the dead line at 207 Street Yard are a redbird, a yellow rider car, and some R-42 cars. These cars may soon be loaded onto the Barge of Death for a one-way trip to the reef.

Dog run over by train – twice – and lived

Monday, April 12th, 2010

The dog lived. Happy ending.

The engineer drove back in his car and rescued the dog.

The Barge of Death has returned to 207 St Yard

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

After an absence of several months (due to the fact that the reefing program was temporarily suspended), the Barge of Death is now back at 207th Street Yard. I can see the top of the backhoe that is on top of the barge and used to push the subway cars into the water when out at sea. And the tug Virginia just came back under the raised Broadway Bridge to head back to the Hudson River.

So it looks like there may be another barge going out in the not too distant future…