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Old March 16th, 2016, 08:57 AM   #1
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DENVER | Commuter Rail

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Full build out System size : 97 miles (156kms)
Phase 1 System Size : 53.9 Miles (86.7kms)
Projected Ridership : 91,700
Number of lines : 4
Number of stations : 20 in Phase 1 / 31 in Phase 2
Electrified lines : East , North Metro , Gold , Northwest to Westminster
Electrification : 25 kV AC at 60 Hz
Top Speed : 79 mph (127 km/h)
Capacity : 91 per car
Diesel lines : Northwest line
Began Operation : April 22, 2016 (East Rail line)
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Denver Union Station, Denver, Colo.
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RTD Test Commuter Train and Amtrak's California Zephyr Depart Denver Union Station.

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Why, oh why can't the US have sleek, stylish walk through trains like the rest of the world?
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Why, oh why can't the US have sleek, stylish walk through trains like the rest of the world?
Outdated FRA regulations....
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Denver's A-Line from DIA to downtown: 10 things you need to know

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Outdated FRA regulations....
I doubt the crew of the train that hit a backhoe in Chester PA would agree with the "outdated" part.
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What about the crew of the backhoe?
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What about the crew of the backhoe?
A work culture issue. That could have happened with the same results for the backhoe crew in Europe. And, in fact, it has.
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I doubt the crew of the train that hit a backhoe in Chester PA would agree with the "outdated" part.
The rest of the world does just fine with the UIC regulations....I see no reason why the US can't... Better communication is needed...
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The rest of the world does just fine with the UIC regulations....I see no reason why the US can't... Better communication is needed...
Then I would ask you why the Gulf railways are going with American-style diesels, along with some lines in Australia, and South America. Not to mention the lines in Africa getting stock from the Chinese that follows North American practice.
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Then I would ask you why the Gulf railways are going with American-style diesels, along with some lines in Australia, and South America. Not to mention the lines in Africa getting stock from the Chinese that follows North American practice.
But the Passenger trains are on UIC standards...Freight is abit different... Freight needs to be tough...and strong... Passenger does not....most newer European trains have held up just as good as overweight , outdated designed American trains...
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Not in China, Australia, or Africa. Or even Japan to an extent. All of these countries follow more along American practice. Yes, even with regards to passenger trains.
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Not in China, Australia, or Africa. Or even Japan to an extent. All of these countries follow more along American practice. Yes, even with regards to passenger trains.
This doesn't seem to apply to newer trains... Most older Trains are built to American standards. But most newer trains are built to European standards.. Using lighter materials...mostly Aluminum...
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Modern day US passanger rail technology is foreign and/or follows fairly outdated regulations or designs. That is my impression at least. These tanks on rail are irrational and a giant waste of resources while doing little to improve safety, if not even reducing the safety. I think this is also partly to blame why passanger rail has such a hard time there (among many other reasons).
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This doesn't seem to apply to newer trains... Most older Trains are built to American standards. But most newer trains are built to European standards.. Using lighter materials...mostly Aluminum...
I don't know about that. The VLocity looks pretty bulky and American to me-it is by Bombardier, you know.

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/56/Three-car-VLocity-VL38.jpg/250px-Three-car-VLocity-VL38.jpg[/IMG]

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I'm referring to the new rail lines in Ethiopia and Kenya.
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Is there a reason that Wheat Ridge is commuter rail and not light rail when you consider that the line towards DTC, for instance, is light rail? It seems that RTD is mixing and matching systems.
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The Wheat Ridge line will eventually go to Golden... But I don't understand why the LRT was terminated outside of the Downtown in Golden.
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The Wheat Ridge line will eventually go to Golden...
That's still a long way away.
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Congratulations Denver on opening of new commuter rail line A. Updated map from urbanrail.net:
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