I copied and pasted it form another site , as i'm too lazy to type it on this site.. MNRR / LIRR Current system size : 988 added miles of Electrified Rail : 862 added miles of Diesel Rail : 462 Daily Ridership : 628,000 (projected 2030 ridership > 1.2 million) Rural / Low Density Commute Corridor : 500-3,000 Rail Commuters Low Commute Corridor : 3-15,000 daily Rail Commuters Medium Commute Corridor : 15-30,000 daily Rail Commuters High Commute Corridor : 30-80,000 daily Rail Commuters High Density Commute Corridor : 85,000+ Rail Commuters HLP = High Level Platforms NOP = No Parking Current System Hudson line - High Commute Corridor Harlem line - High Commute Corridor New Haven line - High Density Commute Corridor Waterbury Branch - Low Commute Corridor New Canaan Branch - Low Commute Corridor Danbury Branch - Low Commute Corridor Port Jervis line - Low Commute Corridor Pascack Valley line - Low Commute Corridor Port Washington Branch - High Commute Corridor Oyster Bay Branch - Low Commute Corridor The rest of LIRR line ridership is NA MNRR Current & Long Term Plans and proposals - 2040 plan LIRR Long Term Plans and Proposals - 2050 plans New Haven line extension to Penn Station High Commute Corridor This line extension would include stations in Co-Op City , Parkchester , Hunts Point. This line would come after the ESA project opens , since the LIRR will be leaving alot of slots at NYP. This line would give people in the Eastern part a faster , yet slightly more expensive way into Manhattan. I proposed a station in queens which would make sense for Commuters wishing to transfer to Subway Services in Queens / Brooklyn. I noticed Amtrak is 4 tracking and upgrading the line south of New Rochelle. Hudson line extension to Penn Station Medium Commute Corridor This line would act as an Alt to GCT and give Hudson line riders another way into Midtown. This line just like the New Haven extension would come after the ESA project is completed. Stations for this line would include , West 62nd Street Station , 125th Street Station , and my proposal would be a Dyckman Street Station. Restoration of the West Shore line High Commute Corridor This line would serve one of the highest commuting regions of the NYC region. The line would run form Hoboken to Kingston,NY and give Rail Access to an Estimated 470,000. Although Ridership wouldn't be that high , the line would serve cities like Jersey City , Teaneck , New Burgh and Kingston and numerous large towns. The line would be used by between 40-60,000 daily and be powered by a 3rd Rail due to Freight operations and Catenary issues. That would mean every station would have to be High Level Platform or HLP. A New area of Hoboken Terminal would have to built for this line. The line itself would need 2 Separate tracks form the freight trains to handle the massive commuter crush. The line would have stops @ Jersey City Heights / Secaucus Road /NOP , Light Rail Transit Center in North Bergen , Ridgefield Park , Cedar lane / Teaneck , Bergenfield , Haworth , Harrington Park , Tappan , Valley Cottage , Haverstraw , Stony Point , Bear Mountain Zoo / Park , Highland Falls , West Point , Cornwall on Hudson , Newburgh , Milton , Kingston. This line would probably be restored in phases to save $$$. Restoration of the Graham line Low Commute Corridor This line would serve a growing congested section of Orange County. It was a mistake to end service on this branch.....the population has since exploded. The ROW is still intact meaning it can be restored although NIMBY's would be a huge issue , this line would probably get 2x the amount of commuters of the PJ line due to were it goes through the cores instead of the outskirts. DMU's would be the choice of this line and replace of the push - Pulls due to there cost saving benefits and faster accelerations.. There also less noisy... Stations would be located @ Harrimen / NOP , Monroe , Chester , Goshen , Downtown Middletown / NOP , and West Middletown Restoration of the Beacon line Low Commute Corridor This line would serve a growing part of the NYC region , it would act as a connector between Hudson , Harlem , Danbury , and Waterbury lines. TOD generated by this line would create a ridership spike.....although Ridership would be low it would still be enough to justify a line. But this would not come this or even the next decade , probably sometime in the 2030s. Stations would include Beacon Town Center / NOP , Fishkill , Brinckernoff , Hopewell JCT , Brewster , Danbury , Newton , and Shelton. Danbury line Electrification & Extension Low Commute Corridor This kinda explains itself , but the Danbury is growing in Ridership. If everything goes well with all the projects planned along the line in Norwalk , Georgetown , Danbury ridership without a doubt soar as it has on other lines. Most will be commuting to NYC , but a growing number will start to reverse commute up to Danbury along with other lines in the region. Newer Stations would be in Downtown Norwalk / NOP , Factory pond in Georgetown , Brookfield , and New Milford. I-287 Rail Corridor - Light Rail High Commute Corridor This line would connect High Employment areas of Westchester County with the West of the Hudson counties and Northern NJ. It would also serve the growing populations of Rockland , Bergen , and Westchester Counties , and give a new route into Manhattan for 10000s of commuters. Aka it would be a New ARC. White Plains is expecting to explode with a ton of new projects this decade mostly high rises making I-287 and other highways very congested. The line would mostly be underground and would face grade issues on the Rockland county side , but these could be over come with Newer Technologies and lighter trains via a FRA waiver. Stations would probably be located at Suffern , Airmont , Nanuet , Palisades Mall , South Nyack , Tarrytown , Fairview , White Plains Transit Center , Downtown White Plains , Manhattanville College / Purchase , Rye Brook and Port Chester Transit Station. It wouldn't be like a typical light rail line , but more like the Riverline in terms of station spacing. Stewart Airport Branch of the Port Jervis line Rural / Low Density Commute Corridor It kinda explains itself , this airport will one day become the new EWR or JFK. So an Airport line will one day be needed. Probably not for a decade or 2 but one day it will be. Electrification of the whole LIRR system Thats Self Explanatory , although i think the Montauk branch should be a High level DMU line and not a EMU line due to low ridership. Restoration of the Full Hempstead line Low Commute Corridor This would provide a fast alt to part of the Main line and would allow trains to be re-routed if there were a disaster on the Main or Babylon line. It would also service a dense corridor and College , the ROW is still intact for the most part. Although a New Bridge would have to be built over the Meadowbrook State Parkway. Restoration of the Wading River line Low Commute Corridor Since the ending of service East of PJS , the area has exploded in growth. Restoration of the Wading River Branch would take pressure off NY 25A commuters trying to get to PJS and would allow for even more commuters who normally wouldn't take the LIRR to NYC. Restoration of the Sunset Branch High Commute Corridor This line would be part 1 of closing the gaps in the subway system in the outer boroughs. The line would start in Jamaica and head east on the Atlantic Branch till it hit East New York where it would turn South on an Industrial line , it would follow that to Sunset park area of Brooklyn or the Docks of Brooklyn. There would be a Ferry Terminal which would have shuttle Ferries to Jersey or SI. Proposed LIRR Core line High Density Commute Corridor It would serve as a bypass to going into Manhattan to switch other Transit services for Central Jerseyites , Staten Islanders and Brooklyn and Queens Residents. It would start off in Midtown Elizabeth , then head east under Newark Bay in a Immersed Tunnel , then stay Underground in Bayonne where it would have at least one stop , then head over to St. Gorges Ferry Terminal where it would have a stop there. It would need go under New York Harbor in another Immersed Tunnel , all 3 Tunnels would be twin tubed. Once in Brooklyn it would merge with the Sunset park line and ride that past the Atlantic Branch to Elmhurst where it would merge with the Main line and go to Grand Central. NY 25 Streetcar / Light Rail High Commute Corridor This line would serve a densely populated area of LI that is undeserved by Transit and is growing. The line in wider parts of NY25 would be in the Median , in narrower spots it would share with traffic... There isn't really a stigma against trains on LI so this line if ever built would probably be used by a decent amount compared to the buses. Proposed 3 North - South Light Rail / Streetcars Medium Commute Corridor These would act like connectors between the LIRR system and serve semi dense corridors. These lines generate Dense Developments aswell as Smart Growth. Proposed LGA Airport Train It would connect of the Terminals at LGA and then head south along the Median ROW on the GCP and then on the BQE similar to the JFK Airtrain. The line would then break off to go Northeast Corridor ride that Queens Junction Station. Queens Junction Station This Station would serve as another Jamaica Station in the sense that it would join all the LIRR lines in one spot. It would serve as the Terminus for the LGA Airtrain and the MNRR New Haven line Extension and the last stop on LIRR before Penn or Grand Central Station. There would also be a moving sidewalk for passengers wishing to connect to the E,M & R trains aswell as Buses. So what do you think of the plans ?, i got great reviews form the engineers / operators on the other sites.