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Old May 16th, 2015, 07:36 PM   #921
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Metropark Station - Northeast Corridor Line

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Northeast Corridor at Metropark Station in Edison,NJ
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Old May 16th, 2015, 08:34 PM   #922
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Are these markers in the wires speed limit signs?
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Old May 16th, 2015, 08:38 PM   #923
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Are these markers in the wires speed limit signs?
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Old May 21st, 2015, 03:26 PM   #924
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Some Metro North - New Haven Line - Walk Bridge Replacement estimates and diagrams...

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Old May 21st, 2015, 03:43 PM   #925
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Meg Baker and her trusty Speed-O-Meter to the rescue!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

“First, Baker and her crew tested the equipment by calibrating and checking the technology. Baker tested the Speed-O-Meter app she was using for accuracy alongside the speedometer in a car—and found it to be pretty accurate. Using the app and a radar gun along multiple routes, CBS2’s Baker went out to test the rails of NJ Transit, following complaints. She clocked a 72 mph train zooming through Secaucus Junction, and a 69 mph train speeding through South Orange—a smaller station.”
Read this the rest here : http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/...he-rescue.html

Typical US Fear Mongering reporting....

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Old May 21st, 2015, 04:05 PM   #926
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Commuters lash into NJ Transit at first hike meeting


NJ Transit employees and members of the Amalgamated Transit Union demonstrate against NJ Transit's proposed 9 percent fare hike and service cuts at a public hearing in Freehold Township Monday night. (Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on May 19, 2015 at 7:53 AM, updated May 19, 2015 at 7:55 AM

A young homeowner told NJ Transit officials that a proposed 9 percent fare increase would drive his family out of the state.

Ken Ramsey of Matawan said he and his wife commute to New York, where they work for non-profits. They lived in an apartment, and saved their money to buy a modest house in which to raise their two-year-old son, he said.

The fare increase that the couple would pay would be a staggering blow to the young family's tight budget, Ramsey said, adding they live paycheck-to-paycheck.

"It's a struggle to commute this way. The fare is my highest monthly expense after my mortgage," Ramsey said. "It could be the final nail in the coffin. After doing everything right, we can't afford to live in New Jersey."
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Old May 21st, 2015, 04:19 PM   #927
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Transforming Mobility on Long Island Requires the 'Third Track'

Nancy Rauch Douzinas
President, Rauch Foundation
Posted: 05/14/2015 8:32 am EDT Updated: 05/14/2015 10:59 pm EDT

Mobility is the key to revitalizing Long Island's economy: mobility within Long Island as well as to and from New York City and beyond. That includes far better reverse commuting -- to Long Island in the morning and back to New York City at night.

Despite being the birthplace of the magnetic levitation train, which just set a world speed record in Japan at 375 miles per hour, Long Island is served in the 21st century by a railroad whose system of tracks is essentially the same as it was when it was laid out in the 19th century. Long Island's population was 50,000 then; it's now 3 million.
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Old May 21st, 2015, 04:20 PM   #928
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How transit agencies are trying to attract millennial riders

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Old May 23rd, 2015, 09:24 PM   #929
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Valhalla Damaged Car at the Bridgeport Yard


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Old May 23rd, 2015, 09:29 PM   #930
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Metro North's New Haven Yard



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Old May 23rd, 2015, 09:33 PM   #931
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Scenes around Stamford on the New Haven Line


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Old May 27th, 2015, 03:38 PM   #932
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Will commuter trains ever roll on the West Trenton Line? Ask @Commuting Larry finds out

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Bourne Voters On Board With Commuter Rail

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St. Augustine drivers might be getting a cure for their commuting woes

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Old May 28th, 2015, 02:18 AM   #935
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SEPTA plans to spend $154 million on new locomotives

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Cities Sprinters with Bilevel trains that will be an interesting site to see on the SEPTA network.
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UNITED STATES | Regional Rail

What kind of Bilevels do you think?Bombardier MLVs or Kawasaki Bilevels?
Or Hyundai Rotem because they have the relationship from the EMUs
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New Haven Line over the Norwalk River Bridge


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New Haven Line trains in South Norwalk
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New Haven Line over the Saugatuck River Bridge


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Eastbound train crossing the Saugatuck River Bridge
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Sounder North Line stations

Seattle has a small, two-line commuter rail service named "Sounder" (after the Puget Sound) that began operating in 2000 after voter approval in 1996. Running on leased BNSF tracks, it is split into two lines at King Street Station in Seattle: the South Line serving Lakewood, Tacoma and the Green River valley; and the North Line serving Everett, Mukilteo and Edmonds.

The North Line has only 4 daily roundtrips and has been criticized for its high cost and low ridership, which can be blamed on the low accessibility of its stations on the coast and the number of canceled runs in the winter because of mudslides. The trains are often beaten in travel time by Community Transit and Sound Transit Express commuter buses that terminate at the Sounder stations and are more desirable for workers who don't want to transfer at King Street Station (located at the southern end of downtown).

Despite all of its faults, I love taking the 7:15 am run whenever I need to go down to Seattle (for photography, soccer or other reasons). It's a very scenic ride where you can see the open waters of the Puget Sound while enjoying the comforts of a train (free WiFi and charging ports are a huge advantage over buses).

Everett

Opened: February 2002
Other Trains: Amtrak Cascades, Amtrak Empire Builder
Other Services: Swift bus rapid transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit, Sound Transit Express, Skagit Transit, Greyhound, Northwest Trailways

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Mukilteo

Opened: May 2008
Other Trains: None
Other Services: Washington State Ferries, Community Transit, Everett Transit

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Edmonds

Opened: January 1957
Other Trains: Amtrak Cascades, Amtrak Empire Builder
Other Services: Washington State Ferries, Community Transit

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Seattle (King Street)

Opened: May 1906
Other Trains: Sounder South Line (terminus), Amtrak Cascades, Amtrak Empire Builder (terminus), Amtrak Coast Starlight (terminus), Rocky Mountaineer (terminus)
Other Services: King County Metro, Link Light Rail, Sound Transit Express, Community Transit

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