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General discussion of passenger rail proposals and systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.

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  by BitterOldRRExec
 
I don't care if we stay on Standard or DS Time year round, just pick one so we don't have to go through the changing-the-clock silliness twice a year.

As a compromise how about changing the time only 30 mins instead of an hour for the last change and sticking with that, something halfway in between today's Standard and DS Times. There are already some places on the planet that are X:30 off of GMT so the concept is not unheard of.
  by scratchyX1
 
BitterOldRRExec wrote: Thu Mar 31, 2022 1:14 pm I don't care if we stay on Standard or DS Time year round, just pick one so we don't have to go through the changing-the-clock silliness twice a year.

As a compromise how about changing the time only 30 mins instead of an hour for the last change and sticking with that, something halfway in between today's Standard and DS Times. There are already some places on the planet that are X:30 off of GMT so the concept is not unheard of.
Much of India, is offset by 30 minutes.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
Newfoundland has its own time, on the :30.
doepack wrote: Mon Mar 21, 2022 7:13 pm Writing the CTA schedule bulletins reflecting the spring forward and fall back time changes is a chore I'm looking forward to being rid of. Thankfully it only affects Blue & Red, the only 24 hour lines on the system.
NYCT also is 24 hours, but schedules (for subway lines) are usually in Spring/Summer (June) and Fall/Winter
(November/December).
  by Ken W2KB
 
eolesen wrote: Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:29 pm I think Canada and Mexico might have issues with that... being on the same minute if not the same hour has a lot of efficiencies across the land border.
It does. Maximum efficiency with minimization of misunderstandings of appointment, departure and due times, etc. would be achieved if the entire world were to utilize Coordinated Universal Time ("UTC") as does aviation worldwide for those very reasons.
  by west point
 
All of central America is on central standard time all year. Unless that has changed? Can you imagine the sunset and sunrise times for places like Panama and Costa Rico?
  by John_Perkowski
 
Costa Rica is on DST, but still has a narrow range of daylight … ~12 hours daily.
Colón, Panama is standard time all year and has a very narrow range… within minutes all year long, ~12 hours.