Service between Pittsfield and New York City is expected to take 3 hours and 55 minutes. Housatonic Railroad has created some sample schedules that assume some trains will operate directly into Grand Central and some will stop in Southeast, where passengers will transfer to Metro North trains. The sample schedules assume track upgrades to permit speeds consistent with the geometry of the existing rail right of way, and making significant adjustments to the right of way is not considered realistic. It may be possible to generate some additional time savings with the use of high-level platforms.