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Old March 7th, 2016, 06:07 PM   #21
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Old March 8th, 2016, 12:13 AM   #22
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Metrolink Perris extension has been delayed yet again.

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Old March 8th, 2016, 05:28 PM   #24
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Construction of a new Metrolink commuter rail station in Placentia, CA is expected to start in about 18 months

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/p...ty-arrula.html

This station will be between Fullerton and West Corona on the 91 Line and will be accompanied by a 5-story garage.
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Progress continues on Redlands Passenger Rail Project

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By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts


Posted: 03/07/16


REDLANDS>> Progress continues on the Redlands Passenger Rail Project.

The San Bernardino Associated Governments board of directors on Wednesday voted to seek proposals for construction management services for the project, which is currently in the design phase.

The project proposes to extend rail service nine miles from downtown San Bernardino to the University of Redlands. Construction is expected to start in late 2017, with operations in mid-2020.

SanBAG will be working on relocating utility lines along the rail line prior to construction, Michelle Adams, of SanBAG’s office of Legislative & Public Affairs, said by phone Tuesday.




“So, people may think it’s construction on the project happening right away. It’s actually early utility relocation. We work with Southern California Edison and SoCal Gas to make sure we’re moving all the necessary utilities prior to construction,” she said.

SanBAG has hired Thomas Communications Group to assist with public outreach in Redlands and San Bernardino, which includes alerting residents of the utility relocation work.

“Once we get the timeline for the utility relocation they will be going out into the community and providing notices for when that construction is going to happen, what people can anticipate seeing and making sure that people receive alerts for any sort of impact that may occur,” she said.




SanBAG is also in the process of developing a brand for the rail service, which will not be officially titled the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, since that is the name of the project itself.

“We will be working with the city of San Bernardino, city of Redlands and the community groups within both cities to help develop a regionally significant name, logo and tagline for the actual service that will run along the alignment,” Adams said.

SanBAG will be updating the Redlands and San Bernardino City Councils on the project this month, she said.




Redlands Mayor Pro Tem Jon Harrison has been updating the public on the project during City Council meetings.

“They’re continuing to push keeping to the schedule for that project so they can be operational by sometime in 2020,” Harrison said Tuesday.

There are four stations planned: Waterman Avenue; New York Street near Esri (at Esri’s expense); downtown Redlands; and the University of Redlands.

The Redlands rail will connect to the new San Bernardino Transit Center, which is Omnitrans’ East Valley hub. SanBAG has recommended that Omnitrans take over operation of the Redlands rail.






SanBAG employees have been meeting with community groups to discuss the project, including Redlands Unified School District and University of Redlands officials, Adams said.

The design includes the stations and grade crossings, Adams said.

All of the 26 crossings along the line are within quiet zones, approved by the Redlands and San Bernardino City Councils, and will require increased safety features.

Thomas Communications will be helping SanBAG establish a rail safety campaign to inform the public of the incoming rail service.




“We’re in the process of putting together the plan for how we’re going to basically get out to everybody and once that plan is developed, then we’ll move forward with the actual campaign,” Adams said. “We will start that probably concurrent with construction, so mid to late 2017.”

The project’s estimated costs are about $250 million, but costs to purchase Diesel Multiple Units and construction costs are still estimates, Adams said.

Vehicle procurement is expected to start this year, she said.

The project is heavily supported by the Measure I half-cent sales tax, originally approved by voters in 1989 and renewed in 2004.




For more information on the project visit www.redlandsrailproject.org
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Old March 9th, 2016, 11:00 PM   #27
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Some of you will hate me for saying this, but I can see Coaster and Metrolink under the wires in the future, especially between San Diego and Los Angeles. I know that spoils the view but this is California after all and I think the environmental considerations will eventually come first.

It would be nice if someone would grab the bull's horns on this and add the addition of cantenary poles to all unstarted construction projects and arrange for them to be retrofitted to completed sections. When the time comes, the wires can be strung and later energized. Of course that means new locos as well but diesel trains can still run under the wires. BNSF may also be interested if electrified service to freight yards were also included in the plan.
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Some of you will hate me for saying this, but I can see Coaster and Metrolink under the wires in the future, especially between San Diego and Los Angeles.
It's taking decades to come up with a plan to electrify Caltrain. I imagine it would take even longer with respect to LOSSAN. I can't imagine this happening until the 22nd century.
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Difficult to say if they would actually be supportive since it would require having a subfleet of locos. Also, would there be an issue with the wires limiting the type of freight to be carried, ie would double stacked containers fit under the wires?
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Old March 11th, 2016, 09:17 PM   #31
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Difficult to say if they would actually be supportive since it would require having a subfleet of locos. Also, would there be an issue with the wires limiting the type of freight to be carried, i.e. would double stacked containers fit under the wires?
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That wouldn't be a problem. As this would be starting from scratch, the wires can easily be made high enough and all that will be needed is a taller panto on the locos. Electrification does have much higher startup costs but the reasons it's so popular in Europe have to do with the fact that electric locos can develop much more power than diesels which means fewer locos are needed for freight trains. As an example, the Siemens ES-64 electric loco (used by Amtrak) makes 8500 HP, almost exactly double what a pair of today's most powerful diesels make. German Class 103 electric locos came within a whisker of 10000 HP (all ratings continuous) back in 1970. And electric operating and maintenance costs are rather lower than with diesel. Pollution along the rails is reduced as well. In Belgium a portion of the Belgian Railways gets it's electricity from windmills (with backup when needed from the normal system) and this will be expanded in the future. One of the lines in this plan carries high speed trains at up to 300 KmH or 186 MPH.

The technology is there so the big question is who will be the first to take the plunge. Over time, electric traction comes out ahead just as diesels came out ahead of steam.
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It's taking decades to come up with a plan to electrify Caltrain. I imagine it would take even longer with respect to LOSSAN. I can't imagine this happening until the 22nd century.
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Somehow that sounds about right. but by then electric locos will get their electricity from onboard solar panels.
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Do they plan to electrify the LOSSAN network anytime next 20 years?
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What is the Lossan network?
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The LOs Angeles - San Diego - SAN Luis Obispo link, where a regional entity was created to manage all train services in the corridors and coordinate them


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The 351-mile Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor (LOSSAN Corridor) travels through a six-county coastal region in Southern California and is the second busiest intercity passenger rail corridor in the United States. The LOSSAN Corridor service includes 41 stations and more than 150 daily passenger trains, with an annual ridership of more than 2.7 million on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner intercity trains and 4.5 million on Metrolink and COASTER commuter trains.

The LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency (Agency) is a joint powers authority originally formed in 1989 that works to increase ridership, revenue, capacity, reliability, coordination and safety on the coastal rail line between San Diego, Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo. It is governed by a 11-member Board of Directors composed of elected officials representing rail owners, operators, and planning agencies along the rail corridor. The LOSSAN Agency is staffed by the Orange County Transportation Authority.
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I don't think there are any definite plans to electrify LOSSAN but some of the projects along the corridor they are talking about would suggest that electrification might be necessary, ie the tunnel under Miramar Hill in San Diego/UTC area with a station (assuming it would be difficult to have an underground station in a long tunnel without electrification).
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Los Angeles / Southern California RRA - 40,500 (2015) : -1.20%
Oceanside / North County Transit District - 4,800 (2015) : -5.69%
Oceanside / North County Transit District LR - 8,900 (2015) : -3.50%
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Metrolink extension to Perris could open as soon as next month

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An opening date for the Metrolink 91 line extension to Perris Valley has finally been announced - 2016.06.06:

http://metrolinktrains.com/agency/pa...is_Valley_Line
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