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Old June 20th, 2015, 02:46 AM   #1001
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CAHSR is using ERMTS.
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Old June 20th, 2015, 06:35 AM   #1002
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Got it. Thanks.
Though there are some good things going on with the Electrification, like Caltrain opting for Level Boarding that's compatible with CAHSR (which will save billions).
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Old June 20th, 2015, 07:20 AM   #1003
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I was under the impression that CAHSR hadn't chosen platform height yet?

They seem to be favoring the Japanese 700 series, which only boards at high-level platforms.
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Old June 20th, 2015, 07:27 AM   #1004
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I was under the impression that CAHSR hadn't chosen platform height yet?

They seem to be favoring the Japanese 700 series, which only boards at high-level platforms.
They have actually, choosing 51 inches as their Height. The plan that seems to emerging is that Caltrain will buy EMU's with two sets of doors at different heights, with the goal of gradually raising each platform at each station until all are high floor.
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Old June 20th, 2015, 07:33 AM   #1005
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The challenge I foresee of Caltrain sharing tracks with CAHSR: the latter will run much faster than the former, especially when it goes up and down the Peninsula where Caltrain runs with multiple service types (local, limited stop, Baby Bullets A and B, and so on). I am still thinking: will there be quadruple tracking to allow the HSR to bypass Caltrain trains while, at the same time, allow it to run a bit slower when they see a Caltrain set for safety reasons? I mean, I understand that electrification of Caltrain is needed to allow it to run faster, yet it also means space allocation may need to be looked at to allow HSR to run through the Peninsula with ease.

And I also thought: will there be a Palo Alto HSR station, especially that Caltrain stops at that station on most trips between SF and San Jose (there are only around 6 trains, 3 each way, that skip the station)?
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Old June 20th, 2015, 07:40 AM   #1006
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The challenge I foresee of Caltrain sharing tracks with CAHSR: the latter will run much faster than the former, especially when it goes up and down the Peninsula where Caltrain runs with multiple service types (local, limited stop, Baby Bullets A and B, and so on). I am still thinking: will there be quadruple tracking to allow the HSR to bypass Caltrain trains while, at the same time, allow it to run a bit slower when they see a Caltrain set for safety reasons? I mean, I understand that electrification of Caltrain is needed to allow it to run faster, yet it also means space allocation may need to be looked at to allow HSR to run through the Peninsula with ease.

And I also thought: will there be a Palo Alto HSR station, especially that Caltrain stops at that station on most trips between SF and San Jose (there are only around 6 trains, 3 each way, that skip the station)?
There's already some Quad-tracks on the Peninsula, and there will be more as time goes on. I mentioned over the local thread (which you should really check out) that I think that Caltrain should simplify it's service offerings into a "Peninsula Local" and a "San Jose Express".
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 05:23 AM   #1007
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I'm very excited for the new MUNI LRVs. The current fleet is extremely old and is in serious need of replacement. Good thing they went with Siemens this time, it seems that they are leading the industry in LRVs at the moment.
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I'm very excited for the new MUNI LRVs. The current fleet is extremely old and is in serious need of replacement. Good thing they went with Siemens this time, it seems that they are leading the industry in LRVs at the moment.
Our fleet isn't that old, it's just that Breda does horrible work and we're paying for that (Though most Of the new LRV's won't be coming until 2021). And Siemens isn't really all that advanced, but they do have a duopoly with Kinkisharyo over the U.S. LRV market. We suffer for that badly.
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 06:42 AM   #1009
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There's already some Quad-tracks on the Peninsula, and there will be more as time goes on. I mentioned over the local thread (which you should really check out) that I think that Caltrain should simplify it's service offerings into a "Peninsula Local" and a "San Jose Express".
I mean, however, the HSR will be using the middle tracks to make the journeys quicker... and those will deploy advanced train signaling systems so that Caltrain could also use it for your San Jose Express. The other concern I have would be the Gilroy expansion: will the San Jose Express be developed to have daily return trips between San Jose and Gilroy, with at least 3 return trips to and from SF?
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 07:18 AM   #1010
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I'm very excited for the new MUNI LRVs. The current fleet is extremely old and is in serious need of replacement. Good thing they went with Siemens this time, it seems that they are leading the industry in LRVs at the moment.
Here are a few images of what Muni's LRVs (Breda) look like, and you decide if these need to be replaced:


DSC09974 by Anthony Nachor, on Flickr


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Old June 22nd, 2015, 07:22 AM   #1011
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I mean, however, the HSR will be using the middle tracks to make the journeys quicker... and those will deploy advanced train signaling systems so that Caltrain could also use it for your San Jose Express. The other concern I have would be the Gilroy expansion: will the San Jose Express be developed to have daily return trips between San Jose and Gilroy, with at least 3 return trips to and from SF?
Much of the corridor South of San Jose Diridon has extremely poor ridership. I'd rather give those stations over to the Capitol Corridor (at least until I split it at Emeryville), and have Capitol Corridor service operate all the way to Salinas.
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So you're telling me... Capitol Corridor to Salinas? Hmmm... how many return trips per day are we looking at?
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 07:57 AM   #1013
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I heard they break down often...
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So you're telling me... Capitol Corridor to Salinas? Hmmm... how many return trips per day are we looking at?
About 4-5 trips to start. Similar to what Caltrain proposed when they were talking of extending it south of Gilroy.

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Everything Breda does breaks down often.
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Does Monterrey have a Strong Intercity Bus connection to San Fran?
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About 4-5 trips to start. Similar to what Caltrain proposed when they were talking of extending it south of Gilroy.
That would lessen the need for Monterey-Salinas Transit to operate between Monterey and San Jose on the 55 then...

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Everything Breda does breaks down often.
Oh yes, and not helping matters: on my latest ride last week on the M-Ocean View inbound, one of the train doors "jammed" as it did not open fully when it stopped at Castro Station. I had to tell the driver that the very back door was jammed that he had to reopen the doors so that it can close properly.
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 08:45 AM   #1017
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Does Monterrey have a Strong Intercity Bus connection to San Fran?
Not really. The furthest intercity service (that isn't Greyhound) is San Jose (I just described it with Monterey-Salinas Transit with the Line 55). With Greyhound, I believe it ends at Oakland instead of SF.
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Old June 23rd, 2015, 09:14 AM   #1018
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