SLE/Branch line service on the chopping block - again.

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shadyjay
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Re: SLE/Branch line service on the chopping block - again.

Post by shadyjay » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:36 pm

So, now that the cutbacks are in the rear-view mirror (for now, at least).... the state is moving forward on station work that was to be "delayed indefinitely".

First up: Clinton, including pedestrian overpass and north side platform.
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After Clinton, Madison would be the only single-sided station left on SLE. And then wire up Track 4 at Guilford.

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Re: SLE/Branch line service on the chopping block - again.

Post by ebtmikado » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:30 am

Add Track 6 in New London and Track 3 between Saybrook and Brook for catenary.

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Re: SLE/Branch line service on the chopping block - again.

Post by Traingeek3629 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:17 am

Why does Clinton get a new platform before Madison, a station that has nearly double the ridership? (based on my own observances)

This is just me venting, I know the reason. Madison is harder to do because of the wetland next to station, and the state still wants to put a parking garage there (no, please no!) which makes the project bigger
TRAIN APPROACHING, PLEASE REMAIN BEHIND THE YELLOW LINE

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