Metro North Commuter Railroad has issued an RFP to lease the freight-only Beacon Line. This may be of interest to tourist train operators. Be advised that interested parties must create an account on the MTA website to access the RFP at the link shown below.
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
Beacon Line Opportunities
City of Beacon to Putnam County Line
MTA/Metro-North seeks Expressions of Interest for the economic utilization of all or part of the 27.6 mile route of the Beacon Rail Line from the City of Beacon to the Dutchess/Putnam County border.
The purpose of this Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) is to gauge the interest of third parties to utilize the Line in a way that promotes certain goals for Metro-North, including economic development and public use and generating additional revenue.
Further details of the Request For Expressions of Interest are available on our website at:
Questions about this RFEI should be addressed to Alicia Biggs at (212)878-7148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responses should be sent to:
MTA Real Estate
Attn: Alicia Biggs
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
2 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10004
RFEI: Beacon Line
DEADLINE: Responses must be received by 3:00 pm on Friday, November 18th, 2016.