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Old January 21st, 2016, 05:38 AM   #21
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Like 1/2 of the Northeast Corridor Between DC and NYC is 4 tracks. Outer lanes for commuter, inner lanes for Amtrak, and the Acela.
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Old January 21st, 2016, 06:37 PM   #22
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I checked on google map.
Between Philadelphia and NYC the whole stretch got 4 tracks. Quite impressive

In Europe you may find such similarities in UK railways while many other countries, instead of 'doubling' the tracks, built separate parallel routes for different services.
Often because one is HS which needs wider radium curves
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Old August 3rd, 2017, 07:48 AM   #23
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Like the Pennsylvania Main Line is 4 tracks. Outer lanes for freight, inner lanes for passengers. This is the best configuration for mainline railroad.



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Old August 4th, 2017, 02:26 PM   #24
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Quote:
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I checked on google map.
Between Philadelphia and NYC the whole stretch got 4 tracks. Quite impressive

In Europe you may find such similarities in UK railways while many other countries, instead of 'doubling' the tracks, built separate parallel routes for different services.
Often because one is HS which needs wider radium curves

In Belgium they have such structures. Like 25/27 between Antwerp and Brussels. I always forget which one is the newer one. But also: between Ghent and Brussels is a historic one, with almost one straight line between these two cities, however, it is sometimes suggested this could rather have been HSR if it weren't for the low 160kph maximum speed.


What is a new piece of 4-tracked railways in this world is the one between Manggarai and Bekasi around Jakarta in Indonesia. This is also meant to bring a strict segregation between inter-city and commuter trains. The latter ones will be able to have a more frequent but also with an hourly pattern (or say something like 5-10 minutes). However, it is dependent on the developments around Manggarai station which is upgraded heavily in order to be able to handle all sorts of traffic. This is better than the old situation as all other stations did not have the room to create transfers (so it always was inconvenient to use commuter trains when also using inter-city ones, actually one had to walk to another station. This may be solved in two years time).
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If I'm not mistaken the entire 50 kilometers between Augsburg and Munich-Pasing are at least 4-tracked.

After that the right-of-way widens to 8-10 tracks in active service for another 5.5 kilometers until the intersection with the southbound rail line between Donnersbergerbrücke and Hirschgarten S-Bahn stops.

The final stretch of the approach between Donnersbergerbrücke and Munich Hauptbahnhof carries 22 active-duty tracks over a distance of 1.5km where they finally split up into the 34 platform tracks of Munich Hauptbahnhof.

So we might have a winner.
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Old August 6th, 2017, 01:21 AM   #26
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6 parallel tracks, and 1200 trains per day, in the 3 km tunnel between Brussels North and Brussels South. A city of the size of Boston, more or less (which I mention because it once also had a project to link North and South stations with a rail link in tunnel but it never materialized)
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Old November 15th, 2017, 08:50 AM   #27
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Here in portugal we get 8/11 between Campanha and Contumil stations in Porto city.











Campanha station as 18 tracks (15 platforms)



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