• Glassboro-Camden Line (Light Rail)

  • Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.
Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.

Moderators: lensovet, Kaback9, nick11a

  by ExCon90
 
But where would the tunnel go in Philadelphia? To justify that kind of expense would require accommodating new additional services from all over South Jersey, and that in turn would require one or more multi-track underground stations in Philadelphia, plus a "Sunnyside" somewhere west of the Schuylkill.
  by Dcell
 
Facebook has a No Camden Glassboro Light Rail group with hundreds of members. They are working hard to kill the project.
  by ElectricTraction
 
GojiMet86 wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:53 pmThe track diagram is Figure 2: Proposed GCL Alignment Track Chart on page 10 of the Transit Analysis Technical Report:
http://glassborocamdenline.com/images/u ... Report.pdf
Now it all makes more sense. I was wondering how they were going to do temporal separation and get all those various branches switched out overnight. The answer is they're not. But I do wonder why Conrail is insisting on ROW for a second track to nowhere? It's all dead end terminal trackage, it's not a through route to anywhere, a single Conrail track all the way down would allow for full double tracking for GCL.

Unfortunately, like the River LINE, it's not electrified like it should be, but otherwise a pretty neat project.
Facebook has a No Camden Glassboro Light Rail group with hundreds of members. They are working hard to kill the project.
Unfortunate that the BANANAs have come out of the woodwork. Can't have those big heavy DMUs making a racket in our town, only Conrail freights are OK! Those GP-40s are so much quieter and cleaner!
  by lensovet
 
One person's opinion indeed. Do these people not tire of the same arguments? Emergency services being disrupted by LRT? For real?

And yeah, having less transit options, requiring people to drive everywhere, is definitely better for the environment. And it would be more efficient, money- and environment-wise, to not reuse an existing ROW and instead tear up land to build some completely different routing.

To sum up, let's quote an analysis from over a decade ago that has no bearing on the current population growth patterns in the area.