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STrRedWolf wrote: ↑Thu Oct 20, 2022 2:41 pm Yeah. Just the "We can't expand it to electrify or do more bores because Homeland Security has issues" made me say "Okay, double-tracking the CSX line out to the NEC line itself makes more sense now..."I seem to recall references to a "metro express" from new carrollton to alexandria on greatergreaterwashington a few years ago. Would make sense for a service to get folks around downtown DC, with just a stop at the rebuilt L'efant station.
MikeBPRR wrote: ↑Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:00 pm I never knew that regarding the platforms and VRE’s equipment. Thank you. I just assumed that since Virginia has been investing a lot in its railroads that they were also using high-level platforms and equipment compatible with level boarding. Serves me right. Looking at Google Maps, it doesn’t look like there is much in the way of space for expanded VRE storage.The easiest train storage solution is to turn a few trains around during the day between the morning and evening rush hours, assuming VRE can get access to the rail corridor then. Adding tracks along the shared right of way on both NS and CSX routes in VRE territory would go a long way in overcoming the freight railroads displeasure. But that takes money the VRE does not have lots of.