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Re: Political efforts to resurrect ''Bergen Loop'' to connect to Amtrak Gateway afoot

Posted by Joe V on Sun Apr 29 18:31:28 2012, in response to Re: Political efforts to resurrect ''Bergen Loop'' to connect to Amtrak Gateway afoot, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun Apr 29 14:42:07 2012.

M&E is:
71% NYPS
4% Newark
13% Hoboken
11% Local

I don't necessarily agree with the M&E analogy for other lines anyway:

- M&E ridership was suppressed due to a long, painful re-electrifcation program in the 1980's, and so had room to grow
- There is not much parking left on any rail line
- there was no access to NYPS from the M&E prior to MDT. You sweated out PATH just to get you to Herald Square, then likely another subway ride.
- Today all lines have it via transfer at Newark Penn, Newark Broad, or Secaucus,
- Service to Hoboken is lousy, hence people don't use it, especially off-peak

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