Haydenjamall wrote: ↑Fri May 20, 2022 6:53 pm
daybeers wrote: ↑Mon May 02, 2022 11:29 pm
Lol yes of course they do. No third rail allowed in CT.
Why isn’t 3rd rail allowed in CT? How come it’s neighboring states have it (New York and MASS) have it but not CT is it a safety issue?
NY is the only place with third rail outside of closed rapid transit systems. Only on the Hudson Line to Poughkeepsie, the Harlem Line to Southeast, and the New Haven Line to Pelham.
I'm not actually sure if it's not allowed. I thought there was some sort of incident a long time ago that caused the ban. Anyway, it's not used much on mainline railroads, especially in areas with winter weather, as third rail can't handle ice well. Usually speed is limited to 80 mph, and electrical substations have to be placed much closer together due to the transmission loss using direct current versus alternating current with overhead catenary.
Thank you, nomis, for the information on the schedule and MAS.
If anyone knows more about the inaugural trip(s) and if they're open to the public, please share.