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Old April 22nd, 2015, 04:37 AM   #881
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no offence but did they came from time machine from 1960's?
They piggy backed off the SEPTA order...
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 08:58 AM   #882
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What's the FRA's rationale behind the excessive horns and bell ringing? Especially in the context of international best practice where no other country deems it necessary.
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 09:58 AM   #883
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What's the FRA's rationale behind the excessive horns and bell ringing? Especially in the context of international best practice where no other country deems it necessary.
Safety , but Canada got rid of their rule years ago without any issues... It always comes up at meetings in towns that plan on getting restored lines. Most residents do not like the horns and some Railway Employees hate them aswell. In NJ trains must blow before entering stations.... Its silly and should be dropped along with the FRA itself which is corrupt...
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 07:32 PM   #884
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It's not corrupt just out dated and outmoded
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 10:48 PM   #885
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Updated 5:56 am, Wednesday, April 22, 2015



DERBY -- If the delays on the Route 34 bridge crossing into downtown haven't gotten you down yet -- get ready to get on the bus.

Now the section of Division Street where Metro-North's Waterbury branch runs will be closed for at least a week beginning Friday as a new railroad crossing signal is installed and old track removed.

"The average daily traffic on Division Street in the vicinity of the rail crossing is approximately 21,400 vehicles per day," said Stephen P. Curley, a DOT engineer.

shuttled by bus to Bridgeport from Sunday to May 3, said Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders.
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 11:00 AM   #886
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It's not corrupt just out dated and outmoded
Some people still get go on the track anyway.
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 02:43 PM   #887
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Some Proposals for various Infill Stations and Station expansions

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Waterbury Station Expansion Plans , Justified in my opinion if service was extended up to Torrington and Hartford and the bus network was beefed. Its not funded yet and probably won't gain traction intill the Waterbury Branch upgrades are completed and ridership explodes along with those 2 expansions.

http://www.ct.gov/ecd/lib/ecd/2009-0...ting_final.pdf

Devon Station , the permanent station would anchor the Waterbury Branch and allow for more service to be added without taking up main Line slots. A temporary station opened up recently for nearby track and bridge work.

http://www.ct.gov/dot/lib/dot/docume...web_part_3.pdf

Wilbur Cross Parkway Infill Station , & Derby-Shelton Station expansions

http://www.ct.gov/dot/lib/dot/docume..._web_part4.pdf

Danbury Branch

Danbury Branch , Electrification , speed upgrades , infill stations and new track plans..

http://www.danburybranchstudy.com/do...031710-PPT.pdf
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New Branford Station on the Shore Line East in Connecticut

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The private group proposing to finance the Zip Rail project met on Wednesday to lay out the latest plans to bring high-speed rail to Rochester.



With the capability to travel up to 225 mph, the Zip Rail would better serve people who work in Rochester by cutting commute times, Brown explained.

Specifically, he pointed to the more than 34,000 workers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester who could benefit from high-speed rail service, and the plans to expand the medical center, which ultimately could double that number. The increase in employees at the facility could lead to a glut of cars on the U.S. 52 corridor, and Brown said the Zip Rail will help alleviate that traffic.
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Metro North M3 Railview from Harlem-125th Street to Golden's Bridge


Part 1 - Harlem-125th Street to White Plains



Part 2 - White Plains to Bedford Hills



Part 3 - Bedford Hills to Golden's Bridge

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Metro-North opening temporary rail station in Milford
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Updated 5:34 pm, Saturday, April 25, 2015



In preparation for work to begin on the Devon Bridge, Metro North workers construct a temporary train platform for passenger transfers between the Waterbury and New Haven lines in the Devon section of Milford, Conn. on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Photo: Brian A. Pounds

MILFORD -- Metro-North Railroad's temporary Devon station, which will be in use from May 4 into early October, is exactly that: temporary.

The open-air platform sits at the Y-shaped junction of tracks where the Waterbury Branch meets the main New Haven Line. There's no canopy, no restrooms, no ticket machines and no parking.

The state's Rail Transportation Plan, covering 2012-16, mentions a permanent Metro-North station in Devon, but this is not it.

But the two, four-car-length platforms -- one on the branch and one on Track 3 with a walkway connecting them -- are a key piece of a major upgrade to the Waterbury Branch.
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/W...#photo-7867657

Note that the Proposed Permanent Station which is part of the Waterbury Branch upgrade will not be located on the Wye but few hundred feet east of it.

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Why is it that in the US there still are many regional trains, even double deck, that only have one relatively narrow door per carriage? As soon as the passenger numbers go up dwelling times will go through the roof. There is plenty of space to fit both wider and more doors.
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Why is it that in the US there still are many regional trains, even double deck, that only have one relatively narrow door per carriage? As soon as the passenger numbers go up dwelling times will go through the roof. There is plenty of space to fit both wider and more doors.
New Jersey Transit seems to have an obsession with replacing everything with double deckers even though they cause problems like derailing and increased dwell times. The Newer EMUs on SEPTA / MNRR / LIRR have wider doors , but lack a joined car layout which is limits capacity during rush hr... As for more Doors I think once you see an emphasis on connected cars , you'll see more doors. But there appears to be an ignorance to tested solutions overseas in North America.
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Why would double deckers be more prone to derailing?
There are indeed several tested solutions: Double deckers like the Dutch DDAR or German DOSTO coaches have very wide doors. They're meant for regional use after all.
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Will they be diesel/electric? Don't see any overhead wires in the concept vids.
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Why would double deckers be more prone to derailing?
There are indeed several tested solutions: Double deckers like the Dutch DDAR or German DOSTO coaches have very wide doors. They're meant for regional use after all.

They're top heavy, dude!
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Metro-North ridership reaches record 85M

Hoa Nguyen, [email protected] 7:17 p.m. EDT April 27, 2015

Increasing numbers of Westchester County residents commuting to Connecticut and Bronx residents traveling to Westchester helped propel Metro-North Railroad’s ridership to record levels last year, officials said.

About 84.7 million passengers rode Metro-North in 2014, solidifying its position as the country’s second busiest passenger rail carrier in the country, second only to Long Island Rail Road, which had about 86 million riders, the MTA reported. Metro-North’s last record was in 2008 when ridership reached 83.6 million.
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They're top heavy, dude!
If you take something like Amtrak Superliners I can understand that, but most NJ Transit coaches are not much taller then a single deck coach (about the same as European double deckers)

So that's either poor design of the carriage or the track, local track speed is just to high or train drive to fast. As I said, In Europe there is nothing to indicate that double deckers are more prone to derailment.
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