New York Railroad Law
Accommodation of Connecting Roads
Every railroad corporation whose road, at or near the same place, connects with or is intersected by two or more railroads competing for its business, shall fairly and impartially afford to each of such connecting or intersecting roads equal terms of accommodation, privileges and facilities in the transportation of cars, passengers, baggage and freight over and upon its roads and over and upon their roads, and equal facilities in the interchange and use of passenger, baggage, freight and other cars required to accommodate the business of each road, and in furnishing passage tickets to passengers who may desire to make a continuous trip over any part of its roads and either of such connecting roads. The commissioner of transportation may, upon application of the corporation owning or operating either of the connecting or intersecting roads, and upon fourteen days notice to the corporation owning or operating the other road, prescribe such regulations as will secure, in its judgment, the enjoyment of equal privileges, accommodations and facilities to such connecting or intersecting roads as may be required to accommodate the business of each road, and the terms and conditions upon which the same shall be afforded to each road. The decision of the commissioner of transportation shall be binding on the parties for two years, and the supreme court shall have power to compel the performance thereof in an action or special proceeding, by injunction or otherwise.