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Re: [Video] New Elmont Station

Posted by Joe V on Wed Nov 24 07:00:01 2021, in response to Re: [Video] New Elmont Station, posted by ntrainride on Tue Nov 23 21:45:51 2021.

The whole thing was a boondoggle.

LIRR does not want to run special event services. That's why they built it. They also could have run shuttle buses from Queens Village and Bellrose.

LIRR showed their contempt for the Spur last weekend, running trains only between Jamaica and Belmont Park, 2 round trips. You had to work out your own New York Brooklyn connections.

This instead could have been the start of electrification money to Northport, a plan they killed in the 1990's.

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Re: [Video] New Elmont Station

Posted by ntrainride on Wed Nov 24 12:57:22 2021, in response to Re: [Video] New Elmont Station, posted by Joe V on Wed Nov 24 07:00:01 2021.

it's also true that attending horse races is maybe down to ten percent of the number of people going a hundred years ago. it is amazing that belmont park service was the first to go third rail.

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Re: [Video] New Elmont Station

Posted by Joe V on Wed Nov 24 13:18:42 2021, in response to Re: [Video] New Elmont Station, posted by ntrainride on Wed Nov 24 12:57:22 2021.

Last weekend event had LIRR with a 5% market share. Their service was clumsy and ineffective.

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Re: [Video] New Elmont Station

Posted by Jeff Rosen on Wed Nov 24 20:22:59 2021, in response to Re: [Video] New Elmont Station, posted by pragmatist on Tue Nov 23 20:06:21 2021.

Will there be a shuttle bus for the racetrack or just for UBS events?

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Re: [Video] New Elmont Station

Posted by Jeff Rosen on Wed Nov 24 20:31:18 2021, in response to [Video] New Elmont Station, posted by Q23 on Sun Nov 21 06:28:33 2021.

I saw it for the first time yesterday passing it on a train from Mineola to Jamaica (A diesel from Oyster Bay). It actually looked beautiful but then again it's brand new. I usually take the Babylon Line from Merrick (better parking than Mineola) but when I expect to come home late at night there are many more trains on the Main Line which stop at Mineola at night.

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Re: [Video] New Elmont Station

Posted by pragmatist on Wed Nov 24 20:40:36 2021, in response to Re: [Video] New Elmont Station, posted by Jeff Rosen on Wed Nov 24 20:22:59 2021.

I don't know. I read about the bus on the LIRR announcement about service to the games.

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Re: [Video] New Elmont Station

Posted by lirr42 on Thu Nov 25 11:35:05 2021, in response to Re: [Video] New Elmont Station, posted by Joe V on Wed Nov 24 13:18:42 2021.

Yes, unfortunately ridership has been pretty meager at the first couple of games missing the FEIS projections by large margins. I suspect it will go up and down over the course of the season as people try different options and the full station opens next year, but I don't see how they get anywhere close to 30% market share at this point.

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Re: [Video] New Elmont Station

Posted by ntrainride on Thu Nov 25 13:41:38 2021, in response to Re: [Video] New Elmont Station, posted by lirr42 on Thu Nov 25 11:35:05 2021.



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