Siemens Single Level Cars for CA/IL/Midwest

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Re: Siemens Single Level Cars for CA/IL fka Nippon Sharyo Or

Postby Arlington » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:35 pm

eolesen wrote:Lots of reasons not to like gallery cars, but ticket inspection isn’t one of them. It’s the primary advantage they hold over a split level or two level car.

This is about Intercity trains, right? Where fare collection, however it happens, is going to be EITHER:
  • Fairly leisurely (30 mins between stops) and not need a gallery car's "one pass covers two levels"
  • Probably integrated into a Rapid Transit or Commuter media, which is trending to RF proximity/tap (see MBTA AFC 2.0) or photo/gantry (EZPass), and away from visual (neither paper nor app screen)
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Re: Siemens Single Level Cars for CA/IL fka Nippon Sharyo Or

Postby Jeff Smith » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:52 pm

We’ve discussed Gallery cars and ticketing policies. Back on topic please. Is there anything new on this order?
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Re: Siemens Single Level Cars for CA/IL fka Nippon Sharyo Or

Postby WesternNation » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:03 pm

Jeff Smith wrote:We’ve discussed Gallery cars and ticketing policies. Back on topic please. Is there anything new on this order?


Only new thing on the order is that car shells 9-12 began production back in November.
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Re: Siemens Single Level Cars for CA/IL fka Nippon Sharyo Or

Postby ApproachMedium » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:07 am

I am curious if any of this stuff will make it to the NEC for demo as Jan the amfleet replacement RFP should be coming out.
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Re: Siemens Single Level Cars for CA/IL fka Nippon Sharyo Or

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:54 am

Siemen's order book is already full for now with the Amtrak Charger order, VIA's Corridor stock/Charger order, and the Caltrain/Midwest orders
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Re: Siemens Single Level Cars for CA/IL fka Nippon Sharyo Or

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:54 pm

Discussion of CtDOT fleet plans: viewtopic.php?f=67&t=168928

Discussion of Amfleet I replacement: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=167954
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