Red-Purple Through Routing

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Red-Purple Through Routing

Postby jackintosh11 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:00 pm

During off-peak hours, why don't some red line trains simply run up to Linden, instead of making people change trains?
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Re: Red-Purple Through Routing

Postby Tadman » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:11 pm

Only need a few cars for the purple midday trains. Red line is always 8 cars.

That said, it is brutal cold and windy on the Howard platform midwinter waiting to transfer.
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Re: Red-Purple Through Routing

Postby orangeline » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:11 am

Tadman wrote:Only need a few cars for the purple midday trains. Red line is always 8 cars.

That said, it is brutal cold and windy on the Howard platform midwinter waiting to transfer.


Are all the platforms north of Howard long enough for an 8 car train?
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Re: Red-Purple Through Routing

Postby byte » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:37 pm

Nope. I think Linden is, and any other station that's been re-done in recent years, but the trains running the Linen - Howard routing are limited to six cars.
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Re: Red-Purple Through Routing

Postby doepack » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:38 am

Another reason it wouldn't work is because the current yard capacity at Linden is much too small to support that kind of operation; some equipment could end up deadheading back to Howard anyway. That said, through-routing could alleviate some of the congestion at Howard, if turning Purple line shuttles were to be removed.

I think Davis is the only other station in Evanston that can berth 8 cars...
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