• maryland state rail plans out

  • Discussion pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Discussion pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Moderator: therock

  by STrRedWolf
 
Okay, trying to reduce this down... Section 3 has the "future plans": (a lot has cleared the EIS/Enviro Assessment)
  • B&P/Frederick Douglass Tunnel
  • Susquehana River Bridge Replacement: 4 track, fixed span, 160 MPH speeds.
  • Baltimore Penn Station (in progress)
  • Amtrak: Replace the signal system with a newer one.
  • GROVE interlock replacement for faster speeds and fourth track.
  • New Carrollton Track 1 Platform (option for track 4)
  • BWI Station 4 track project
  • NEC North of Baltimore needs 4-tracking and replacing Gunpowder and Bush river bridges. High-level platforms for MSA, Edgewood, Aberdeen, Perryville.
  • Engine and passenger car overhauls/replacements.
  • Station updates, including West Baltimore replacement.
  • Eliminate at-grade pedestrian crossings along CSX tracks
  • Penn-Camden connector
  • MARC Run-through at WAS
  • MARC connection for SEPTA
  • MARC service extending to southern MD, western MD, and along CSX Old Main Line (restoring Ellicot City station)
  • MARC Delamarva service: Newark, DE to Ocean City, MD
  • Monorail down I-270
  • Maglev project
  by Sand Box John
 
  • MARC Delamarva service: Newark, DE to Ocean City, MD
It's going to cost a hell of a lot more then $400 to $770 million to bring passengers service to West Ocean City. The track between Newark and Harrington and east to Georgetown is and combination of class 2 (30 mph) and class 3 (60 mph) south of Georgetown to Berlin is between class 2 and class 3 (40 mph). The banked right of way between Berlin and West Ocean City has no track. Roughly a mile of the length of the right of way in West Ocean City has a paved street on it. There is no banked right of way connecting the Maryland & Delaware Railroad Selbyville to Snowhill line that connect to the former Chesapeake and Atlantic Railway banked right of way to West Ocean City.
  by GojiMet86
 
STrRedWolf wrote: Thu Jul 14, 2022 1:41 pm Okay, trying to reduce this down... Section 3 has the "future plans": (a lot has cleared the EIS/Enviro Assessment)
  • Monorail down I-270
  • Maglev project

Ewww.

I understand that there is always a desire to be "innovative", but the state really should drop these two and stick to established transportation. Then again, they almost considered that Hyperloop Boring Tunnel line......