DutchRailnut wrote: With MTA and Amtrak both in financial Decline, the improvements do not have a chance of being finished soon.I was reading one of the Amtrak Timetable books and in David Gunn's statement he stated that a number of major interlockings were going to be upgraded along the NEC to keep it in a state of good repair. I assume CP216 is one of them. Based on Gunn's rhetoric I would assume this is one area he'd consider.
I'm not surprised that the flyover idea was dropped due to lack of realestate. Simple re-alignment does seem more feasible and quite doable judging from the photos. If the curve north of the junction was straightened out a bit more and the junction took on more of a wye shaped formation, I could see both railroads having equal 30-45 MPH speeds through the junction.