NCS to Broad Street Station ("Newark Light Rail")

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Re: NCS to Broad Street Station ("Newark Light Rail")

Postby kilroy » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:03 pm

Lower Boonton was abandoned due to repair and maintenance costs of the swing bridge. No desire or money to fix it for light rail.
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Re: NCS to Broad Street Station ("Newark Light Rail")

Postby rr503 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:52 pm

This would be going west, and wouldn't involve the swing bridge...
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Re: NCS to Broad Street Station ("Newark Light Rail")

Postby jamesinclair » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:17 am

I had no idea this was a thing

One of the long-standing complaints of light rail riders, lack of a place to sit, is being alleviated as longer five-car trains with a new extended car are starting to enter service.

The extended car is being added to the center of 10 Newark Light Rail-City Subway trains and 25 Hudson-Bergen Light Rail trains as part of a $54 million project, with 80 percent of that coming from the federal clean air and congestion management funds.

NJ Transit Executive Director Stephen Santoro rode one of the trains and toured the Newark Light Rail-City Subway maintenance shop on Thursday to thank workers who've been assembling trains with the extended sections. The extended sections increase seating capacity by 50 percent, from 68 seats to 102 seats, he said.

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Re: NCS to Broad Street Station ("Newark Light Rail")

Postby lensovet » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:09 am

makes a lot of sense and glad to see they are doing this!
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Re: NCS to Broad Street Station ("Newark Light Rail")

Postby SemperFidelis » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:12 am

I think it was Dallas that lead the way on this concept, adding what they called C-Sections to thier articulated light rail cars. Whoever came up with this idea deserves a raise. Hopefully the larger cars will become a standard order item for light rail lines that are expected to see high passenger counts.
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Re: NCS to Broad Street Station ("Newark Light Rail")

Postby ryanov » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:45 pm

There are a number of these now, at least 104-107, 114. They're basically at the platform size limit now.
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