BusTalk Forum Index BusTalk
A Community Discussing Buses and Bus Operations Worldwide!
 
 BusTalk MainBusTalk Main FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups BusTalk GalleriesBusTalk Galleries   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Babylon Branch buses February 29 and March 1, 2020

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    BusTalk Forum Index -> Hot Topics & Current Events
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
N4 Jamaica




Joined: 16 Apr 2007
Posts: 683
Location: Long Island

PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:42 pm    Post subject: Babylon Branch buses February 29 and March 1, 2020 Reply with quote

No LIRR trains will run between Rockville Centre and Babylon on February 29 and March 1, 2020. A complicated bus timetable is available at http://web.mta.info/supplemental/lirr/february-29-march-1-babylon-busing.htm
---
There are local buses marked L on the timetable, but these will not reach Rockville Centre. Buses meeting the hourly trains at Rockville Centre are marked R on the timetable. If you look at the westbound departure times, you can see that there will be multiple starting points for this service. It would not surprise me if each of the 11 intermediate stations had staff counting empty seats and needed seats westbound.
---
Who will supply the bus fleet?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
N4 Jamaica




Joined: 16 Apr 2007
Posts: 683
Location: Long Island

PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About 10:15 Saturday morning, three LIRR employees had opened the downstairs waiting room at Wantagh to help passengers avoid the wind blasts as they awaited hourly buses. First came a Coach USA from Dillons in Hanover, Maryland, which took the ten waiting travelers. Following were two Academy GoBuses. I think the local bus was from Stewart Airport Express. The LIRR employees were not involved with dispatching; the drivers were making the contacts.
---
Sunrise Highway sees bus services while the LIRR has no trains between Rockville Centre and Babylon. The buses stop at the stations. It seems that Academy provides about 60% of the buses and various Coach USA firms the 40%. Did one buy out the other? The surprise of the past hour was to see a Short Line bus with the digital sign scrolling 17 M, the local NY 17 from Harriman through Monroe and Goshen to Middletown. That's where Charles Minot initiated dispatching by telegraph in 1851. I did not learn how the drivers today are dispatched, maybe by text messages?

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
traildriver




Joined: 26 Mar 2011
Posts: 1274
Location: South Florida

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe you might have seen a regular Short Line schedule, regardless of what sign was displayed. Short Line and Adirondack Trailways run a few daily trips from upstate to Long Island...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    BusTalk Forum Index -> Hot Topics & Current Events All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group