The Staten Island Railway runs along the majority of the east coast of Staten Island, New York. It is run by SIRT, who use a type of EMU they call the ME2 - which is in fact pretty much identic to the R44 of the NYC subway nearby. Unlike the subway though, the SIR is cozy and a bit quaint and also slower. With 15 miles (23 km) in length, it would be rather on the short side admittedly, but still enjoyable thanks to the nature and setting of the route. Travel time from end to end is slightly over 40 on regular trains, express service are available during peak hours. Most of the SIR runs through wooded areas with an unsurpringinly coastal touch, only toward the Northern end at St. George the scereny turns a bit more urban - and downright maritime thanks to the last few stops being located almost directly on the coast.