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by 35dtmrs92
Thu May 02, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: new departure boards at gct
Replies: 37
Views: 3032

Re: new departure boards at gct

LIRR information should be presented in the main waiting room alongside everything else. There should also be arrivals shown there too; people do come to wait for others.
by 35dtmrs92
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: SEPTA to Piggyback on NJT MLV III (EMU) Order?
Replies: 53
Views: 10105

Re: SEPTA to Piggyback on NJT MLV III (EMU) Order?

The Metropark station tracks are banked (canted). I have never heard of the bank causing any boarding issues there.
by 35dtmrs92
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: All Things Portal Bridge: Amtrak and NJT Status and Replacement Discussion
Replies: 718
Views: 65621

Re: NEC Portal Bridge Thread - Operation, Replacement Etc.

Is that metal sorting facility on the west bank of the river supposed to come down, or is there enough room between the existing westbound main and the building for the new track to avoid it?
by 35dtmrs92
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro-North New Haven Line Penn Station Access
Replies: 1745
Views: 379190

Re: Metro-North New Haven Line Penn Station Access

Conversion of the remaining 25 Hz portions of the NEC to 60 Hz AC would enable M8s to access all the wired network, and not having to provide a transformer big enough to handle 25 Hz nor the equipment to switch between 25 Hz and 60 Hz would pay dividends in lower rolling stock costs. What actually h...
by 35dtmrs92
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Bridgeport - Potential New Barnum Station
Replies: 121
Views: 41410

Re: Bridgeport - Potential New Barnum Station

Initially I was in favor of the Barnum station, but I have changed my mind in favor of putting in island platforms at the existing Bridgeport station. It makes sense to link Waterbury with a one-seat ride to a major city center station with local and express service, neither of which a Barnum Avenue...
by 35dtmrs92
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Empire Service (New York State)
Replies: 2811
Views: 74209

Re: Empire Service (New York State)

Do we have confirmation that Amtrak/NYS are specifying compatibility with both over and under running third rail on their P32 replacement? I'm also curious what the speed limit will be on third rail. If that replacement loco can maintain 80 mi/hr in third rail mode, a lot of doors get unlocked; I'm ...
by 35dtmrs92
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: So Long Solari
Replies: 89
Views: 25010

Re: So Long Solari

The Changi board may well be a newer model whose parts are not interchangeable with the Philadelphia board.
by 35dtmrs92
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Why no big plans to speed up times on New Haven Line?
Replies: 67
Views: 19719

Re: Why no big plans to speed up times on New Haven Line?

To me, the problem with all of these schemes to straighten a curve here or there that sound nice to railfans is that the capital cost per minute saved would be insane, even if Connecticut wasn't already in perennial financial trouble. What practical difference would it make if you save five minutes...
by 35dtmrs92
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Why no big plans to speed up times on New Haven Line?
Replies: 67
Views: 19719

Re: Why no big plans to speed up times on New Haven Line?

The scary part is that CT is about to spend $150 million on two parking garages, one at Stamford and one at New Haven, that will accommodate under 2000 new cars. The traffic induced at each of those stations would probably increase total travel times for users. $150 million is enough to at least buy...
by 35dtmrs92
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Fordham Service Questions (GCT - Fordham and New Haven Line)
Replies: 145
Views: 32847

Re: Fordham Service Questions (GCT - Fordham and New Haven L

No, with all due respect, there is a real issue here. Today's Fordham-GCT service seems to be an average of a train every 30-40 minutes. The low frequency combined with the need to board the right train likely drives away riders. Conversely, permitting Fordham-to-GCT riders to board CT-origin trains...
by 35dtmrs92
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: All Things Portal Bridge: Amtrak and NJT Status and Replacement Discussion
Replies: 718
Views: 65621

Re: NEC Portal Bridge Thread - Operation, Replacement Etc.

Bundling MLVs in an infrastructure project and using them to claim a capacity increase is problematic, especially when the tunnel project's environmental documents emphasize 4 tracks NYP-SEC will not increase capacity (because they have to say that to avoid getting sued), but highway project propone...
by 35dtmrs92
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Raritan Valley Line Weekend Service to Hoboken
Replies: 16
Views: 5763

Re: Raritan Valley Line Weekend Service to Hoboken

I have been wondering, why not replace the 7600 "Rahway Rocket" trains with RVL trains to/from Manhattan? Some weekends, every second or third 7600 series "Rahway Rocket" trains seems to get cancelled anyway. I'd prefer if the 7600 trains ran consistently enabling the 7200 trains that they correspon...
by 35dtmrs92
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Acela Replacement and Disposition Discussion
Replies: 1572
Views: 246061

Re: Acela Replacement and Disposition Discussion

And to the extent that equipment does limit speeds—yes it also contributes—it is due to the FRA’s crashworthiness rules. Until being somewhat updated , FRA basically required all equipment, including the Acela I fleet, to be heavier than almost anywhere else in the world. There is only so much you c...
by 35dtmrs92
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Acca Yard Richmond, VA
Replies: 25
Views: 7008

Re: Acca Yard Richmond, VA

Once this west bypass is completed, will more Amtrak service be able to call at Richmond Main Street, or are there other pieces of that puzzle yet to be addressed?
by 35dtmrs92
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: RPA: Merge NJT, LIRR, and MNRR Into One Unified System
Replies: 21
Views: 9085

Re: RPA: Merge NJT, LIRR, and MNRR Into One Unified System

The problems that keep getting brought up are significant, but they are solvable and/or nonfatal to run-through. I get that it is tough to picture the three New York transit agencies working well, but with the right political pressure, they can be fixed. The bottleneck at the Hudson can be lessened;...

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