ACEForward: Improving the Altamont Corridor Express

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ACEForward: Improving the Altamont Corridor Express

Postby lpetrich » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:09 am

ACEforward - ACE | Altamont Corridor Express -- various improvements in various stages of planning.

Improvements like more trains per day and an extension from Stockton and Lathrop to Manteca, Modesto, Turlock, and Merced. Also a rerouting through Tracy and a connection to the Union City BART station.

The ACEForward authors do not anticipate electrification, but they mention the possibility of using Diesel Multiple Units.
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Re: ACEForward: Improving the Altamont Corridor Express

Postby lensovet » Thu May 11, 2017 5:50 am

I don't understand the Union City BART connection at all.

The two lines literally cross each other. The number of ACE trains, even in the future, is 9 per day. they should just build a dedicated transfer station where the two lines cross and have BART trains only stop to meet an ACE train and skip the station all other times. Build two island platforms and potentially don't even bother making a connection to the neighborhood (sort of like the EWR station on the northeast corridor).
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