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Old June 16th, 2015, 07:26 PM   #961
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East Side Access - June 15th Update


East Side Access Update: June 15, 2015
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East Side Access Update: June 15, 2015
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East Side Access Update: June 15, 2015
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East Side Access Update: June 15, 2015
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Old June 16th, 2015, 11:06 PM   #962
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"Only 31 of our systemwide 280 rail stations will be open for service," Casey said. "This will allow us to speed up service, recycle the trains to increase our system capacity." (See list of stations below).

Casey says special regional rail passes costing $10 per day will be sold in limited quantities beginning July 15. Each pass will only be valid for specific stations.

The Market Frankford El will only have two stops operating on each end. The Frankford Transportation Center, and Girard Avenue from the Northeast, and 69th and 52nd street from the west. They also have a special $10, three-day pass but tokens and transpasses can also be used on subways, trolleys and buses.
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SEPTA has lost its marbles , they should ask for neighboring agencies to provide extra rolling stock and run higher frequencies...
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Old June 17th, 2015, 01:22 AM   #963
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Couldn't SEPTA have some limited all-stop service mixed in there to serve everyone else? Even if their system is mostly double-tracked, there surely must be a few turnbacks and pocket tracks for local trains to wait in while letting an express pass.
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Couldn't SEPTA have some limited all-stop service mixed in there to serve everyone else? Even if their system is mostly double-tracked, there surely must be a few turnbacks and pocket tracks for local trains to wait in while letting an express pass.
There are SOME, but they've actually removed a few in recent years.

There are four spots in and around Cheltenham Township (Glenside, Jenkintown, and Melrose Park) where sidings have been removed during my lifetime.

To be fair, most of these are only useful for terminating trains, and not well-placed for most operational patterns today. Still....
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Old June 17th, 2015, 02:45 AM   #965
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Public transit changes you can expect during the papal visit

By Alex Young | For NJ.com
on June 16, 2015 at 2:30 PM, updated June 16, 2015 at 2:31 PM

NJ Transit

• Regular weekend service on the Atlantic City Rail Line and River Line will not operate during the pall visit on Sept. 26 and 27.

• NJ Transit will offer special tickets that go one sale later this summer for the different service options that will be available. The tickets will have to be purchased before boarding.


PATCO

• During the papal visit, express trains will provide non-stop service between the Lindenwold, Woodcrest, Ferry Avenue, and Camden Broadway stations in New Jersey and the 9th/10th & Locust Streets station in Center City. There will be no service at any other station.

• Special fares will be in effect for Sept. 26 and 27. A day pass will be $5, and a two-day pass will be $10. Customers with Freedom cards will be able to pay $2.50 for a one-way single ride.

• Three of the New Jersey PATCO stations have parking — 3,300 spots at Lindenwold, 1,900 at Ferry Avenue and 2,700 at Woodcrest. However, officials warned that passengers should expect the parking spots to fill quickly.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 05:23 AM   #966
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What kind of Bilevels do you think?Bombardier MLVs or Kawasaki Bilevels?
Or Hyundai Rotem because they have the relationship from the EMUs
MLVs, they're the only ones that can get into Suburban Station.
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You know, the Central Branch right-of-way diverges from the mainline at Floral Park and returns to it at Bethpage (just beyond Hicksville). It's also a straight shot -- now that would be a good express bypass.
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MLVs, they're the only ones that can get into Suburban Station.
Why is that (what part of the vehicles are out of clearance)? And how do you know that? Did they do the clearance studies already?

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And we're going to need that eventually. Good luck with the NIMBots, though.
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MLVs, they're the only ones that can get into Suburban Station.

Of course the famous northeast NEC Height requirements strike again.
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Of course the famous northeast NEC Height requirements strike again.
That's due to:

A) Age.

B) A few cases of cutting corners (mostly in the 19th Century).
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Not denying that, just saying it's funny how that can even define nation decisions, such as the purchase of the Genesis locomotives.
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Old June 18th, 2015, 04:44 AM   #971
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MLVs, they're the only ones that can get into Suburban Station.

You know, the Central Branch right-of-way diverges from the mainline at Floral Park and returns to it at Bethpage (just beyond Hicksville). It's also a straight shot -- now that would be a good express bypass.
Ive brought up that proposal for LIRR Ronkonkoma Branch relief along with restoring the West Hempstead Branch to the Oyster Bay Branch. Which would allow for more service on the Oyster Bay Branch along with justifying Electrification of the Branch. The FRA Next Gen HSR/Intercity Plan would use the semi-Abandoned Lower Montuak Branch , along with the Hempstead Branch / Central Branch & Ronkonkoma Branch. It would require a flying JCT at Farmingdale...
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Actually, given that the Kawasaki MARC III bi-levels run through the B&P tunnel (said to be the most restrictive on the NEC), I suspect that they could fit into Suburban. The model is specifically noted as being in consideration on the SEPTA website.
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Malloy: Amtrak Mismanages New Haven-Springfield Rail Project

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Captain Obvious to the rescue. I though using brains was a standard in today world? or lack of it
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A few Interesting photos from yesterday's Harlem Line outing...the rest can be found on the NYC commuter Rail thread...

Leewood Drive Overpass in Eastchester,NY


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Metro North trains rushin through Eastchester,NY
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Metro North trains rushin through Eastchester,NY
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Cost of new train station triples to $146 million
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Published 9:00 pm, Wednesday, June 24, 2015



That means building center island platforms, rather than just side platforms, to help juggle trains traveling at different speeds to different destinations and avoid bottlenecks.
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More funds flow for Tri-Rail downtown link

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