Best of 2012, a year-end review 3

Best of 2012, a year-end review Trains

2012 has been an interesting year here at I Ride the Harlem Line… we finished up touring the stations on the New Haven, Port Jervis, Pascack Valley, and Hudson lines, as well as visited some places far outside Metro-North’s territory. As if that wasn’t enough, we also began our Grand...

Taking a visit to the OCC – Metro-North’s Operations Control Center 12

Taking a visit to the OCC – Metro-North’s Operations Control Center Trains Photos

Just yesterday I was reading an article about SEPTA’s “nerve center” – although cool, I must admit that Metro-North’s Operations Control Center is far nicer – at least in my opinion. Though the SEPTA article states that “nothing like [this control center] exists in New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington, DC,...

Metro North Operations Control Center: After Hours 3

Metro North Operations Control Center: After Hours Humor

Metro-North released some images of their new Operations Control Center… and looking at those big screens… well, I couldn’t resist. Here’s what goes on in the control center after hours: In all seriousness, the new control center looks pretty awesome, and it helps get your train to where it has...