SRO conditions on a few Tri-Rail Trains

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SRO conditions on a few Tri-Rail Trains

Postby Noel Weaver » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:33 pm

Tri-Rail is somewhat short of cars and a few trains have standing room only conditions. Here is an article from the Sun-Sentinel about this one.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/browar ... 5259.story

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Re: SRO conditions on a few Tri-Rail Trains

Postby Noel Weaver » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:59 am

Tri-Rail ridership is up again in 2011, here is another article from our local paper, Friday, January 13, 2012:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/browar ... 5928.story

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Re: SRO conditions on a few Tri-Rail Trains

Postby Wingnut » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:20 pm

Why doesn't Tri-Rail run four car trains when they're needed? If their their fleet is too small, well, that is simply unacceptable. Any self respecting commuter railroad would have acquired more rolling stock to handle the ridership increase from the double track project.
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Re: SRO conditions on a few Tri-Rail Trains

Postby Noel Weaver » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:59 pm

Wingnut wrote:Why doesn't Tri-Rail run four car trains when they're needed? If their their fleet is too small, well, that is simply unacceptable. Any self respecting commuter railroad would have acquired more rolling stock to handle the ridership increase from the double track project.


The present situation might not be acceptable but it is fact because there is simply not enough equipment to increase the size of the trains to four cars. I think most of the two car trains are now history, I haven't seen one lately, they have at least two of the new Rotem cars in service and if they do not have too many cars laid up I think they all run with three cars. Three car trains on Tri-Rail have decent capacity for the existing ridership and I don't think there are many cases of SRO conditions today. Please remember that we are very lucky to have what we have considering the number of commuter rail operations in the southeast today. There are a lot of politicians in Tallahassee today who would delight in seeing Tri-Rail just go away but that is not going to happen but I don't see any major expansion in the near future either. In my personal opinion Tri-Rail service is pretty good but it would be a lot better with a late evening train or two out of Miami so somebody going down for an evening concert or sports event could use the train, maybe sometime we will have that as it could be done without breaking the bank.
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Re: SRO conditions on a few Tri-Rail Trains

Postby Wingnut » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:40 pm

Well, if there are no more two car trains, that's a step in the right direction. I still couldn't get over the fact that, during my trips to Miami the last couple of years, Tri-Rail was running two car trains during peak hour.
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