New NHSL hearings and Draft EIS

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Re: New NHSL hearings and Draft EIS

Postby JeffK » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:19 am

Tadman wrote:Perhaps a tack-on order to the Chicago 7000-series or a shortened LIRR M9?

Another (admittedly remote) possibility would be a tack-on to the new trolley fleet - assuming, of course, that the base vehicles' design would allow modifications for high-level boarding. FWIW, when the K-cars were ordered SEPTA considered doing an add-on for the NHSL as well but didn't because of budget constraints. As we sadly know, that decision ended up being more costly as the Bullets' and Straffords' failure rate skyrocketed shortly thereafter.
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Re: New NHSL hearings and Draft EIS

Postby silverliner266 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:39 pm

JeffK wrote:
Tadman wrote:Perhaps a tack-on order to the Chicago 7000-series or a shortened LIRR M9?

Another (admittedly remote) possibility would be a tack-on to the new trolley fleet - assuming, of course, that the base vehicles' design would allow modifications for high-level boarding. FWIW, when the K-cars were ordered SEPTA considered doing an add-on for the NHSL as well but didn't because of budget constraints. As we sadly know, that decision ended up being more costly as the Bullets' and Straffords' failure rate skyrocketed shortly thereafter.


I think it's even a little less likely than remote. The new trolley fleet will be modern low floor street cars which can't really be modified for high level operation. I think it is possible that they could be an add-on to whatever replaces the current BSL fleet, assuming the loading gauge would allow for it.
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