Category Archives: Metro-North

State of U.S. Passenger Rail – New York

New York had the highest Amtrak ridership of any state in the union in 2014, a title it regained after losing it to California in 2006. And New York is served by the three busiest regional railroads in the country: … Continue reading

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South Bronx Gets a New Metro-North Station

Today is Opening Day for the new Metro-North station called Yankees-E. 153rd Street, at E. 153rd Street & Ruppert Place in the South Bronx. Above is a historic image of the very first train ever to stop at the station … Continue reading

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America’s Thriving Passenger Railroads

The Long Island Rail Road is the busiest passenger railroad in the United States. (Photo by David Wong / RailPictures.net) The American Public Transportation Association released its 2007 ridership statistics last week. The regional railroad statistics (pdf) show the numbers … Continue reading

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