Needham Line Questions

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Re: Needham Line Questions

Postby Bramdeisroberts » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:17 pm

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It's always good to see someone keeping the memes fresh around here. My favorite transit expanding brain is the BRT one...
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Re: Needham Line Questions

Postby scratchy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:32 pm

deathtopumpkins wrote:Chicago has plenty of grade crossings on rapid transit:

Skokie Swift: (suburan arterial)

Brown line: (urban street)

Grade crossings are allowed on rapid transit and/or with third rail. They're not ideal, but they're allowed.

The 80s buddy cop action comedy "running scared" had a car chase, onto the CTA tracks from a grade crossing.
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Re: Needham Line Questions

Postby ceo » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:01 pm

Just because grade crossings on third-rail-powered lines have been built in the past, doesn't mean anyone (particularly the T) is going to be willing to build them now.
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Re: Needham Line Questions

Postby Arborwayfan » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:43 pm

Oslo has them and they are less than 15 years old. But again, not likely to convince the T or the neighbors.
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