Most regular riders of Metro-North are familiar with the railroad’s three main lines running into Grand Central Terminal – the Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven Lines. Others may be aware of two other lines on the west side of the Hudson River that Metro-North also owns – the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines – which are operated by New Jersey Transit. But far fewer are familiar with Metro-North’s sixth line – the Beacon Line. Purchased in 1995 by Metro-North, the line has been, for the most part, inactive since. Occasional excursions, equipment moves and storage, and maintenance with hi rail vehicles, have all taken place, albeit infrequently. Though the rails itself may not be in use, running along parts of the line is fiber optic cabling that is integral to Metro-North operations. We first got acquainted with The Beacon Line when NY City MTA advertised for ideas what to do with the Beacon Line. We looked at it and decided a Hyperloop would not be practical.
Far fewer are aware of Stewart International Airport. Located across the Hudson River from Beacon, it was billed as “New York City’s 4th Major Airport.”
A January 2018 snow storm called attention to Stewart when the other city airports forced airplanes to Stewart. Including World’s largest passenger jet.
Never mind that things were not perfect on the ground, but how do you move all those passengers to New York City? A string of “Short Line” busses in bad road conditions was not the answer.
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