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Old March 1st, 2011, 07:31 AM   #2101
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If Amtrak has a lot of influence over Commuter Rail then sure, that could be a possibility.

As for electrification of the railway in the Cape, that is definitely not going to happen. The NIMBY resistance would be unprecedented.
Hehe , Amtrak will override the NIMBY's.....i doubt they'll be alot of NIMBYs towards this project since it would inject more $$$ into the Region....

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Old March 2nd, 2011, 09:14 AM   #2102
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i saw on the news today that the new Kawasaki trains are now in service in metro north (new haven)...
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 12:45 PM   #2103
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i saw on the news today that the new Kawasaki trains are now in service in metro north (new haven)...
Yes they are...going to the New Rolling stock thread...

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Hey Nexis, do you know what the method that NJ Transit uses to heat their track switches during the winter? I noticed that they have a flame constantly heating them, which I've never seen used before elsewhere. Is there a proper name for this method? They seem to be more effective than hot air blowers that GO Transit uses.
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Hey Nexis, do you know what the method that NJ Transit uses to heat their track switches during the winter? I noticed that they have a flame constantly heating them, which I've never seen used before elsewhere. Is there a proper name for this method? They seem to be more effective than hot air blowers that GO Transit uses.
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I don't know the English term or anything about NJ Transit, but translated from Dutch this would be a "Burner Pipe" switch heating system, and it is the most used switch heating system in The Netherlands.


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The Major lines use Gas or Electric Heaters , the minor lines don't use heaters but i think that will change later this decade.

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Here in NE Wisconsin, CTC-controlled switches used propane flame lines along the rails (similar to what is shown on the above NJT image), but after SOO LINE sold of those lines to Wisconsin Central, they were replaced with blowers. Canadian National has been maintaining those since they took over WC about ten years ago.

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Projects to be completed by 2020

New Arrow Fleet
ALP 45DP's
Arrow Refurbishment
Perth Amboy Station upgrade
Wesmont station
New Brunswick station overhaul
Full North Jersey Coast line electrification
More Double Decker cars
Northeast Corridor wire replacement
Raritan Valley line / Northeast Corridor Grade Separation
More Sidings added to the Atlantic , Pascack Valley lines
LED Departure boards @ Trenton , Hoboken , Newark , Secaucus
Hawthorne Transit Center
Cross County line
MOM Rail network
Lackawanna line
West Trenton line
West Trenton Riverline Extension
Hudson Bergen Light Rail > Northern Branch Corridor
Glassboro Light Rail line
Pennsuaken Transit Center
PATH extension to EWR
NJT Hudson Bergen Light Rail 440 Extension
Hoboken Ferry Terminal Overhaul
Hoboken PATH Terminal Overhaul
New Brunswick Station platform overhaul
Linden Station Overhaul
Elizabeth Station Overhaul
Newark Embankment Overhaul
Dock , Delair , PATH Hackensack River Bridge repainting
New Portal Bridge
New Meadowlands Yard
Restoration of Ampere station
Restoration of Harrison Station
Ridgewood station overhaul
Newark Light Rail stations overhaul
Walter Rand Transportation center overhaul
Journal SQ PATH Station Overhaul
Harrison PATH station overhaul
PATH system signal upgrades
PATH Track replacement
PATCO car refurbishment
Franklin SQ PATCO station restoration
PATH PA-5 Full purchase



Large Scale Rail Projects

Project : West Trenton line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 4
Projected Ridership : 10-20,000


Project : MOM Network
Number of lines : 2-3
Stations : 8-12
Projected Ridership : 120,000

Project : Lackawanna line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 3-4
Projected Ridership : 25,000


Project : Philpsburg Connections
Number of lines : 2-3
Stations : 5-12
Projected Ridership : 45,000


Project : Passaic - Bergen Light Rail
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 12
Projected Ridership : 8,000


Project : Northern Branch Light Rail
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 9
Projected Ridership : 25,000


Project : PATH extension to EWR
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 2
Projected Ridership : ?


Project : Pennsuaken Transit Center
Number of lines : 2
Stations : 1
Projected Ridership : ?


Project : Glassboro Light Rail
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 15
Projected Ridership : 25,000


Project : West Shore line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 21
Projected Ridership : 60,000


Project : Sparta line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 13
Projected Ridership : 28,000


Project : Pompton Branch
Number of lines :
Stations : 5
Projected Ridership : 12,000


Project : North Newark - JSQ - Downtown Jersey City Light Rail
Number of lines : 1-2
Stations : 17
Projected Ridership : 30-40,000


Project : Newark - Paterson Light Rail
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 22
Projected Ridership : 50,000


Project : PATH extension to Midtown Elizabeth via Jersey Gardens
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 8
Projected Ridership : 50-70,000


Project : New Brunswick Light Rail
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 13
Projected Ridership : 45-50,000


Project : Cape May line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 7
Projected Ridership : 7-9,000


Project : Pennsville Light Rail line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 7
Projected Ridership : 6,000


Project : Salem Light Rail line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 3
Projected Ridership : 4,000


Project : Newark Light Rail Orange Branch
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 5
Projected Ridership : 12,000


Project : Harrison Streetcar
Number of lines : 1-2
Stations : 14
Projected Ridership : 25,000


Project : Newark Light Rail > Kearny Branch
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 4
Projected Ridership : 7,000

Project : Wildwood Branch
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 2
Projected Ridership : Seasonal

Project : Ocean City Branch
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 3
Projected Ridership : Seasonal



Project : Millville Extension of the Glassboro line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 9
Projected Ridership : 12,000


Project : West Trenton Riverline extension
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 9
Projected Ridership : 15-20,000


Project : Mt. Holly Light Rail Branch
Number of lines :
Stations : 10
Projected Ridership : 17,000


Current Railway / Light Rail lines

Line : Northeast Corridor
Length : 57 mi
Stations : 17
Ridership : 54,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 65,000)


Line : Morristown line
Length : 57 mi
Stations : 26
Ridership : 50,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 70,000)

Line : Gladstone Branch
Length : 22 mi
Stations : 13
Ridership : 5,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 12,000)


Line : Montclair / Boonton line
Length : ?
Stations : 19
Ridership : 17,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 25,000)


Line : Main line
Length : 30 mi
Stations : 26
Ridership : 9,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 17,000)


Line : Bergen line
Length : 20 mi
Stations : 7
Ridership : 5,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 13,000)


Line : Pascack Valley line
Length : 30 mi
Stations : 18
Ridership : 6,500 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 11,000)


Line : Port Jervis line
Length : 95 mi
Stations : 26
Ridership : 7,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 9,000)


Line : North Jersey Coast line
Length : 65 mi
Stations : 28
Ridership : 18,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 27,000)


Line : Raritan Valley line
Length : ?
Stations : 20
Ridership : 12,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 18,000)


System : RiverLine
Length : 34 mi
Stations : 20
Ridership : 11,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 25,000)


System : Newark Light Rail
Length : 14 mi
Stations : 20
Ridership : 21,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 40,000)


System : Hudson Bergen Light Rail
Length : 21 mi
Stations : 24
Ridership : 40,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 100,000)


System : PATH
Length : 14 mi
Stations : 13
Ridership : 250,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 290,000)


System : PATCO
Length : 14 mi
Stations : 13
Ridership : 40,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 55,000)


Line : Atlantic line
Length : 68 mi
Stations : 8
Ridership : 6,500 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 15,000)
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The Major lines use Gas or Electric Heaters , the minor lines don't use heaters but i think that will change later this decade.
The Light Rail does. I'm not sure how they do it, but whenever it snows, the switches are clear.
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Projects to be completed by 2020

Fall River line
New Bedford line
Fitchburg line extension to Wachusett / Greenfield
New Haven - Springfield line
South Station Capacity Enhancements
Full Providence line triple tracking
Blue line extension to Lynn
Littleton Station upgrade
Back Bay Station upgrade
Providence Station overhaul
Woonsocket line
Pawtucket station restoration



Large Scale Rail Projects

Project : New Bedford line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 7
Projected Ridership : 20,000
Cost : ?
Status : Under Construction

Project : Fall River line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 8
Projected Ridership : 25,000
Cost : ?
Status : Under Construction

Project : Newport extension of the Fall River line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 3
Projected Ridership : 12,000
Cost : ?
Status : Study in process

Project : Extension of Newburyport line to Portsmouth
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 5
Projected Ridership : 8,000
Cost : ?
Status : Study in Process

Project : Extension of the Haverhill line to Plaistow
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 2
Projected Ridership : 3,000
Cost : ?
Status : Study in Progress

Project : Extension of the Fitchburg line to Greenfield
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 6
Projected Ridership : 7,000
Cost : ?
Status : Construction underway to Wachusett

Project : Extension of the Lowell line to Concord
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 9
Projected Ridership : 30,000
Cost : ?
Status : Study in Progress

Project : Extension of the Forge Park / 495 line to Milford
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 3
Projected Ridership : 10,000
Cost : ?
Status : Study in Progress

Project : Cape Cod line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 10
Projected Ridership : 16,000
Cost : ?
Status : needs to be studied

Project : Woonsocket line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 8
Projected Ridership : 12,000
Cost : ?
Status : Awaiting Funding

Project : I395 Rail Corridor
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 7
Projected Ridership : 9,000
Cost : ?
Status : ?

Project : Worcester - Ayer - Lowell line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 9
Projected Ridership : 17,000
Cost : ?
Status : needs to be studied

Project : Extension of the Lawrence line to Manchester
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 6
Projected Ridership : 11,000
Cost : ?
Status : Study Underway


Project : Quonset line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 12
Projected Ridership : 20,000
Cost : ?
Status : Needs to be Studied


Project : Springfield - Battleboro line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 9
Projected Ridership : 15,000
Cost : ?
Status : needs to be studied


Project : Blue line extension to Lynn
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 5
Projected Ridership : 17,000
Cost : ?
Status : Awaiting Funding


Project : Green line extension to Somerville
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 7
Projected Ridership : 60,000
Cost : ?
Status : Awaiting Funding


Project : Green line extension to Union SQ
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 1
Projected Ridership : 9,000
Cost : ?
Status : Awaiting Funding


Project : Mattapan - Ashmont Extension to Hyde Park
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 4
Projected Ridership : 10,000
Cost : ?
Status : needs to be studied


Project : Mattapan - Ashmont extension to Fairmont
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 3
Projected Ridership : 4,000
Cost : ?
Status : needs to be studied


Project : Green line extension to Needham JCT
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 8
Projected Ridership : 30,000
Cost : ?
Status : needs to be studied


Project : Green line extension to Airport via Everett
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 12
Projected Ridership : 55,000
Cost : ?
Status : needs to be studied


Project : Green line extension to Everett / Malden line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 8
Projected Ridership : 45,000
Cost : ?
Status : needs to be studied



Current Railway / Light Rail lines


Line : Providence line
Length : 40 mi
Stations : 14
Ridership : 28,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 50,000)

Line : Greenbush line
Length : 18 mi
Stations : 10
Ridership : 5,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 8,600 )

Line : Franklin line
Length : 20 mi
Stations : 16
Ridership : 13,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 19,000 )

Line : Needham line
Length : 9 mi
Stations : 11
Ridership : 8,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 12,000)

Line : Fairmount line
Length : 12 mi
Stations : 5
Ridership : 2,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 7,000)

Line : Old Colony lines
Length : 27 mi
Stations : 17
Ridership : 20,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 40,000)

Line : Worcester line
Length : 45 mi
Stations : 17
Ridership : 18,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 21,000 )

Line : Newburyport / Rockport lines
Length : 50 mi
Stations : 14
Ridership : 18,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 28,000 )

Line : Haverhill line
Length : 55 mi
Stations : 14
Ridership : 10,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 13,000)

Line : Lowell line
Length : 45 mi
Stations : 9
Ridership : 12,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 28,000 )

Line : Fightburg line
Length : 50 mi
Stations : 18
Ridership : 10,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 19,000 )


Line : Blue line
Length : 6 mi
Stations : 12
Ridership : 67,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 85,000 )


Line : Red line
Length : 17 mi
Stations : 18
Ridership : 179,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 200,000 )


Line : Orange line
Length : 11 mi
Stations : 19
Ridership : 181,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 200,000)


Line : Mattapan - Ashmont line
Length : 3 mi
Stations : 8
Ridership : 7,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 15,000)


Line : Green line
Length : 26 mi
Stations : 66
Ridership : 237,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 310,000)
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Southeastern PA / Northern Delaware


Projects to be completed by 2020

Septa Regional Rail Wire and Signal overhaul
Trolley Replacement
Board Street car refurbishment / replacement
PATCO car refurbishment
Silverliner V car purchase completed
Norristown HSL extension to KOP / Valley Forge
Reading line Restoration
Newton line restoration
Waterfront LRT
Franklin SQ reopening
BSL Extension to Navy Yards
Navy Yards LRT
Mutiple Station upgrades
High Level Platforms on Amtrak routes


Large Scale Rail Projects

Project : Newtown line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 11
Projected Ridership : 20,000
Status : Awaiting funding

Project : Reading line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 10
Projected Ridership : 40,000
Status : Awaiting Funding


Project : West Chester line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 1 , 6 to West Chester
Projected Ridership : 4,000 (WaWa) 12,000 to west Chester
Status : Under Construction to WaWa

Project : Stony Branch / Cynwyd line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 10
Projected Ridership : 10,000
Status : Study underway

Project : Allentown line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 36
Projected Ridership : 40,000
Status : Study underway

Project : New Hope line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 5
Projected Ridership : 12,000
Status : Study Underway

Project : Coatesville / Wilmington line
Number of lines :
Stations : 7
Projected Ridership : 5,000
Status : needs to be studied

Project : Oxford line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 6
Projected Ridership : 4,000
Status : needs to be studied

Project : Newark / Boothywn line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 15
Projected Ridership : 30,000
Status : needs to be studied

Project : Sports line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 3
Projected Ridership : 6,000
Status : needs to be Studied


Project : PATCO extension to 30th Street
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 2
Projected Ridership : 25,000
Status : needs to be studied


Project : Roosevelt Boulevard Subway
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 12
Projected Ridership : 90,000
Status : Awaiting Funding


Project : Naval Yards LRT
Number of lines : 3
Stations : 7
Projected Ridership : 25,000
Status : Study Underway

Project : Waterfront LRT
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 12
Projected Ridership : 40,000
Status : Study Underway


Project : MFL extension to RS line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 2
Projected Ridership : 15,000
Status : Awaiting funding


Project : Restoration of Trolley 56
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 22
Projected Ridership : 50,000
Status : Study Underway

Project : Restoration of Trolley 23
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 15
Projected Ridership : 55,000
Status : Study Underway

Project : Restoration of Trolley 103
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 9
Projected Ridership : 12,000
Status : Study Underway

Project : Grays / Washington Ave Trolley
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 10
Projected Ridership : 60,000
Status : Study Underway

Project : 22nd / Snyder / 6th / City Hall Trolley
Number of lines : 4
Stations : 20
Projected Ridership : 70,000
Status : Study Underway

Project : City Branch LRT
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 9
Projected Ridership : 20,000
Status : Study Underway


Project : Cross County LRT
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 12
Projected Ridership : 30,000
Status : Needs to be studied



Project : Norristown HSL extension to KOP
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 6
Projected Ridership : 12,000
Status : Awaiting funding


Current system

Line : Warminster line
Length : 20 mi
Stations : 17
Ridership : 10,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 17,000


Line : West Trenton line
Length : 32 mi
Stations : 24
Ridership : 12,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 15,000


Line : Fox Chase line
Length : 11 mi
Stations : 8
Ridership : 6,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 26,000


Line : Norristown line
Length : 18 mi
Stations : 16
Ridership : 11,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 50,000


Line : Airport line
Length : 9 mi
Stations : 10
Ridership : 7,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 11,000


Line : Chestnut Hill East line
Length : 11 mi
Stations : 12
Ridership : 6,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 9,000


Line : Cynwyd line
Length : 6 mi
Stations : 5
Ridership : 600 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 10,000


Line : Chestnut Hill West line
Length : 11 mi
Stations : 13
Ridership : 6,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 9,000


Line : Lansdale / Doylestown line
Length : 34 mi
Stations : 27
Ridership : 19,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 25,000


Line : Trenton line
Length : 33 mi
Stations : 10
Ridership : 11,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 17,000


Line : Media / Elwyn line
Length : 18 mi
Stations : 19
Ridership : 10,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 22,000


Line : Paoli / Thorndale line
Length : 35 mi
Stations : 26
Ridership : 23,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 40,000


Line : Wilmington / Newark line
Length : 39 mi
Stations : 22
Ridership : 9,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 15,000


Line : Market - Frankford line
Length : 12 mi
Stations : 28
Ridership : 180,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 220,000


Line : PATCO
Length : 14 mi
Stations : 13
Ridership : 38,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 50,000


Line : Board Street line
Length : 12 mi
Stations : 25
Ridership : 137,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 215,000


Line : Subway - Surface Trolleys
Length : 50 mi
Stations : 40
Ridership : 80,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 100,000

Line : Route 15 Trolley
Length : 9 mi
Stations :
Ridership : 10,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 15,000


Line : Norristown HSL
Length : 13 mi
Stations : 22
Ridership : 9,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 20,000
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Metro North

Projects to be completed by 2020

Electrification of the Hudson line to Poughkeepsie
Replacement of White Plains station
re-electrification of the Danbury line
Croton / New Haven shop upgrades
New Haven Union station canopy over tracks
Spuyten Duyvil Bridge replacement
System wide PTC ingratiation
M8 Car Purchase
M8 Bar / Cafe Car replacement
More Sidings / Signal upgrades added to the Waterbury / Danbury line
Replacement of the New Haven line's wires , bridges and stations
Double Decker Cars for Hudson / Harlem line
Overhaul of Grand Central Terminal platform areas
Downtown Norwalk station
Georgetown Station
West Haven Station
Fairfield Metro Center
East Stamford
New Milford Danbury line extension
Hoboken Terminal Overhaul
Hudson / New Haven line Extension to Penn station


Large Scale Rail Projects

Project : New Haven line extension to Penn Station
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 3
Projected Ridership : 60,000


Project : Hudson line extension to Penn Station
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 3
Projected Ridership : 30,000


Project : West Shore line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 23
Projected Ridership : 60,000


Project : Restoration of the Main line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 6
Projected Ridership : 8,000


Project : Restoration of the Beacon line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 5
Projected Ridership : 3,000


Project : Restoration of the Maybrook line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 4
Projected Ridership : 2,000


Project : I 287 Light Rail Corridor
Number of lines : 2
Stations : 14
Projected Ridership : 90,000


Project : Extension of the Port Jervis line to Stewart Airport
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 2
Projected Ridership : 2,000


Current System

Line : Pascack Valley line
Length : 30 mi
Stations : 18
Ridership : 6,500 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 11,000


Line : Port Jervis line
Length : 95 mi
Stations : 26
Ridership : 7,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 9,000


Line : New Haven line
Length : 74 mi
Stations : 30
Ridership : 112,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 170,000


Line : New Canaan branch
Length : 8 mi
Stations : 5
Ridership : 4,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 6,000


Line : Danbury Branch
Length : 24 mi
Stations : 8
Ridership : 1,200 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 7,000


Line : Waterbury Branch
Length : 29
Stations : 7
Ridership : 1,500 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 8,000

Line : Hudson line
Length : 74 mi
Stations : 29
Ridership : 47,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 73,000


Line : Harlem line
Length : 82 mi
Stations : 38
Ridership : 43,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 70,000


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MARC / Deldot

Projects to be completed by 2020

Upgrading of the Brunswick & Camden lines
Overhaul of the Penn line
Refurbished Penn Station
Added Capacity to Union Station
Downstate line
Hagerstorm extension of the Brunswick line
MTA Red line
MTA Purple line
MTA Corridor Cities Transitway
Replacement of MTA buses and LRT cars
Replacement of HHP-8


Large Scale Rail Projects

Project : Downstate lines
Number of lines : 2
Stations : 16
Type : Trunk line
Projected Ridership : 50,000
Status : Study Underway

Project : Cambridge branch
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 4
Type : Light Passenger Rail / Freight corridor
Projected Ridership : 3,000
Status : needs to be studied

Project : Eastern shore branch
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 8
Type : Light Passenger Rail / Freight Corridor
Projected Ridership : 5,000
Status : needs to studied

Project : Centerville Branch
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 3
Type : Light Passenger rail / Freight corridor
Projected Ridership : 1,000
Status : needs to be studied

Project : Chestertown branch
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 3
Type : light passenger / freight corridor
Projected Ridership : 2,000
Status : needs to be studied

Project : Northwest line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 15
Projected Ridership : 45,000
Status : Study Underway

Project : Westminster branch
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 4
Projected Ridership : 5,000
Status : needs to be studied

Project : Extension of the Penn line to Newark,DE
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 4
Projected Ridership : 20,000
Status : Awaiting Funding

Project : Severn line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 11
Projected Ridership : 27,000
Status : Study Underway

Project : Bowie line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 7
Projected Ridership : 14,000
Status : Study Underway

Project : Extension of the Brunswick line to Hagerstorm
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 5
Projected Ridership : 11,000
Status : Awaiting Funding


Project : Baltimore Red line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 20
Projected Ridership : 60,000
Status : Construction to begin in 2012


Project : MTA Purple line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 21
Projected Ridership : 65,000
Status : Construction to begin in 2012


Project : MTA Corridor cities Transitway
Number of lines : 1-2
Stations : ?
Projected Ridership : ?
Status : Study Completed


Project : MTA Yellow line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 46
Projected Ridership : 80,000
Status : Study Completed


Project : MTA Green line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 7
Projected Ridership : 50,000
Status : ?


Current Regional Rail / Light Rail System


Line : Penn line
Length : 87 mi
Stations : 13
Ridership : 20,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 40,000


Line : Camden line
Length : 35 mi
Stations : 12
Ridership : 5,400 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 8,000


Line : Brunswick line
Length : 82 mi
Stations : 19
Ridership : 7,800 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 15,000


Line : MTA Baltimore Light Rail
Length : 30 mi
Stations : 33
Ridership : 35,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 60,000


Line : Baltimore Subway
Length : 15 mi
Stations : 14
Ridership : 57,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 63,000


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Projects to be completed by 2020

DC Metro Silver line
Anacostia Line
Georgia Avenue Line
K Street Line
H Street NE/Benning Road Line
Maine Avenue Line
DC Union Station Capacity Upgrade
Columbia Pike Streetcar
Crystal City – Potomac Yard Transitway
Newer Metrorail cars
More VRE Rolling Stock


Large Scale Rail Projects

Project : DC Metro Silver line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 11
Projected Ridership : 120,000
Status : Under Construction


Project : 8th Street / MLK Boulevard line
Number of lines : 2
Stations : ?
Projected Ridership : 45,000
Status : Awaiting Funding


Project : MLK / M Street line
Number of lines : 2
Stations : ?
Projected Ridership : 20,000
Status : Awaiting Funding


Project : Rhode Island ave line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : ?
Projected Ridership : 23,000
Status : Awaiting Funding


Project : Calver Street / Michigan ave line
Number of lines : 2
Stations : ?
Projected Ridership : 19,000
Status : Awaiting Funding


Project : Minnesota Ave line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : ?
Projected Ridership : 14,000
Status : Awaiting Funding


Project : K Street / H Street NE / Benning road line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : ?
Projected Ridership : 20,000
Status : Under Construction


Project : Georgia Avenue line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : ?
Projected Ridership : 24,000
Status : Awaiting Funding


Project : Anacostia line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : ?
Projected Ridership : 30,000
Status : On-Hold


Project : Maine Avenue line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : ?
Projected Ridership : 50,000
Status : Awaiting Funding


Project : Haymarket Branch
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 5
Projected Ridership : 15,000
Status : Study Underway

Project : Culpepper line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 10
Projected Ridership : 25,000
Status : Study Underway

Project : Richmond line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 17
Projected Ridership : 50,000
Status : Under Construction


Project : Columbia Pike Streetcar
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 14
Projected Ridership : 45,000
Status : Awaiting Funding

Project : Crystal City - Potomac Yard Transitway
Number of lines : 1-2
Stations : 22
Projected Ridership : 60,000
Status : Awaiting Funding

Project : Alexandria Streetcar
Number of lines : 2
Stations : 15
Projected Ridership : 48,000
Status : needs to be studied

Project : Arlington Streetcars
Number of lines : 8
Stations : 60+
Projected Ridership : 120,000
Status : needs to be studied


Current System

System : DC Metro
Length : 106 mi
Stations : 86
Ridership : 591,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 1 Million


Line : Fredricksburg line
Length : 55 mi
Stations : 12
Ridership : 10,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 60,000

Line : Manassas line
Length : 35 mi
Stations : 10
Ridership : 7,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 9,000
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CTDOT Rail / Transit

Projects to be completed by 2020

re-electrification of the Danbury line
Croton / New Haven shop upgrades
New Haven Union station canopy over tracks
System wide PTC ingratiation
M8 Car Purchase
M8 Bar / Cafe Car replacement
More Sidings / Signal upgrades added to the Waterbury / Danbury line
Replacement of the New Haven line's wires , bridges and stations
Downtown Norwalk station
Georgetown Station
West Haven Station
Fairfield Metro Center
East Stamford Station
New Milford Danbury line extension
New Haven Streetcar
New Britain - Hartford Busway
Stamford Streetcar
New Niantic River Bridge
High Level platforms on all Shore line East stations
New Connecticut River Bridge
Extension of Shore line East services to Westerly
3rd Tracking between Palmers - Groton
4 tracking Devon-New Haven
Replacement of Cos-Cob , Walk , Saga , Devon Bridges


Large Scale Rail / Transit Projects

Project : New Haven - Springfield line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 12
Projected Ridership : 65,000


Project : Torrington Branch
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 2
Projected Ridership : 4,700


Project : Waterbury / Bristol line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 6
Projected Ridership : 12,000


Project : Shore line East extension to Westerly
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 5
Projected Ridership : 3,600


Project : Northeastern line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 8
Projected Ridership : 15,000


Project : Palmer line
Number of lines :
Stations : 5
Projected Ridership : 5,700


Project : Central Manchester line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 6
Projected Ridership : 12,500


Project : Central Middletown line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 4
Projected Ridership : 8,200


Project : Route 9 Rail Corridor
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 6
Projected Ridership : 9,300


Project : Pittsfield line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 9
Projected Ridership : 4,700


Project : Maybrook line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 4
Projected Ridership : 4,000


Project : Stamford Streetcar
Number of lines : 3-5
Stations : ?
Projected Ridership : 25,000

Project : New Haven Streetcar system
Number of lines : 3-5
Stations : ?
Projected Ridership : 50,000

Project : Bridgeport Streetcar system
Number of lines : 3-5
Stations : ?
Projected Ridership : 45,000

Project : Hartford Streetcar system
Number of lines : 3-5
Stations : ?
Projected Ridership : 50,000


Project : New Britain - Hartford Busway
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 11
Projected Ridership : 40,000


Current System...

Line : New Haven line
Length : 74 mi
Stations : 30
Ridership : 112,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 170,000


Line : New Canaan branch
Length : 8 mi
Stations : 5
Ridership : 4,000 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 6,000


Line : Danbury Branch
Length : 24 mi
Stations : 8
Ridership : 1,200 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 7,000


Line : Waterbury Branch
Length : 29 mi
Stations : 7
Ridership : 1,500 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 8,000


Line : Shore line East
Length : 14 mi
Stations : 13
Ridership : 2,500 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 6,300


Line : New Haven - Springfield line (Regional Rail / Intercity Rail)
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 3 (Intercity)
Ridership : 1,600 > Projected 2020 Ridership : 4,800
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RIPTA

Projects to be completed by 2020

Wickford JCT
Pawtucket Station
Providence Station Overhaul
Pawtucket BRT
Providence Streetcar network
Woonsocket line
Kennedy Plaza Overhaul
3/4 Tracking Northeast Corridor
New Bus Fleet
Newport / Fall River line


Large Scale Rail / Transit Projects

Project : Providence Streetcar Network
Number of lines : 5
Stations : 20-30
Projected Ridership : 80,000


Project : Woonsocket line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 8
Projected Ridership : 12,000

Project : Quonset line / Quonset Ferry Terminal
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 12
Projected Ridership : 36,000


Project : Wickford JCT / Kingston line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 10
Projected Ridership : 14,000


Project : Pawtucket BRT
Number of lines : 2
Stations : 14
Projected Ridership : 16,000


Project : Newport / Fall River line
Number of lines : 1
Stations : 3
Projected Ridership : 12,000


Current system

System : RIPTA
Routes : 63
Ridership : 68,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 110,000)


Line : Providence line
Length : 40 mi
Stations : 14
Ridership : 28,000 (Projected 2020 Ridership : 50,000)
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Two seek to derail high-speed train plan

By Robert J. McCarthy

Two freshman Republicans in Congress aim to derail plans for high-speed trains across New York State as their anti-spending philosophy sparks a new division in the state delegation.

Reps. Tom Reed of Corning and Ann Marie Buerkle of Onondaga Hill both wrote to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood last week, urging him to abandon plans to hike speeds of Amtrak passenger trains, especially to the point that a dedicated corridor would prove necessary. They want to save money on a project they call unneeded and too costly.

"Constructing a high-speed rail line across Western and upstate New York is not practical," Reed and Buerkle wrote. "Fulfilling this requirement would cost tens of billions of dollars.

"We simply must make the tough choices necessary to prioritize our limited resources on projects that are essential and have the potential for long-term self-sufficiency," they added.

The letter reflects the thinking of the 87 freshman Republicans who arrived at the House of Representatives in January, committed to cutting $61 billion in spending from the federal budget.

That poses a major obstacle to the efforts of Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-Fairport, the state's leading advocate of high-speed rail programs in Washington. She wasted no time in countering the new arguments of her upstate colleagues.

"Those who want to abandon high-speed rail in New York are also abandoning thousands of new jobs and economic opportunities for upstate New Yorkers," she said last week.

New York is scheduled to receive $158 million in federal funds to study and eventually implement improvements in the approximately 430-mile Empire Corridor between Niagara Falls and New York City.

A true high-speed rail system would require a dedicated third track through the corridor and cost billions of dollars. Incremental improvements that increase top speeds from 79 to 90 mph between Buffalo and Schenectady are considered possible in the near term. Station improvements along with new track in some areas are also seen as ways to relieve congestion between Amtrak passenger trains and the freights operated by CSX, which owns the railroad.

The two upstate Republicans' efforts to block plans for higher rail speeds in New York come just as the Cuomo administration is seeking to increase its relatively meager allocation of $158 million in federal funds for the high-speed rail. Other states with more advanced plans received far more stimulus money from Washington, but some like Wisconsin and Florida have returned the funds because their governors believe the project will prove too costly.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is asking the federal government to reallocate those returned funds to New York and has received support in Congress from Democrats like Slaughter. The exact amount sought will be determined before the application deadline of next Monday, according to Deborah Sturm Rausch, director of communications for the state Department of Transportation.

She noted that the state has also earmarked $28 million in recently awarded federal funds for track improvements, $86 million for construction of the Moynihan Station in Manhattan and $16 million for a Niagara Falls intermodal facility.

Meanwhile, Slaughter is scrambling to maintain New York's application for an increase in funds and the momentum she created for the project.

"I fully expect to continue our efforts with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Gov. Cuomo to make high-speed rail a reality in New York," she said. "So to those that may think high-speed rail is a stalled project in New York, I would say we're moving forward and are excited to continue doing so."

The issue is also creeping into the special election for the congressional seat formerly held by Republican Chris Lee.

Democratic candidate Kathleen C. Hochul, competing in a conservative GOP-dominated district, said she views the project as a job creator for Western New York. But she did not offer the same enthusiastic support as Slaughter.

"While I support the idea conceptually, we are still analyzing what the fiscal impact will be on New York taxpayers," the Erie County clerk from Hamburg said.

And Republican candidate Jane L. Corwin very much reflects the sentiments of Reed and Buerkle.

"While I am in overall support of the concept of modernizing our passenger railways, with $1.5 trillion deficits we simply cannot afford to spend billions of taxpayer dollars on this project at this time," the assemblywoman from Clarence said. "Instead, I will fight for infrastructure projects that have an immediate and direct return on our economic bottom line."

The controversy sparks a new level of concern among passenger rail advocates. But Democrats like Dan Maffei of DeWitt and Eric J.J. Massa of Corning were replaced by conservative Republicans with far less enthusiasm for the project.

"This is disappointing to see such an effort against high-speed rail in New York State," said Bruce B. Becker of East Amherst, president of the Empire State Passengers Association, "particularly when New York State is poised to take advantage of what the other states are sending back."

He added he is especially surprised at Reed, whose district hosts a significant rail equipment manufacturing presence in Hornell and Elmira Heights, where CAF USA is just starting a new contract to build 130 cars for Amtrak.

But even top economic development leaders like Andrew J. Rudnick, president of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, question what effect such a costly project would have.

"While I'm intrigued by high-speed rail generally," he said, "I'm not sure that for us, the New York State program is such a big deal."

This week's exchange of news releases between Reed/Buerkle and Slaughter also reflected different versions of the willingness of CSX to cooperate with the project. The Republicans said a high-speed project would prove "disruptive" to CSX freight operations, while Slaughter disagreed.

"To the contrary," she said, "a dedicated track for high-speed rail would allow freight additional track to operate unimpeded by passenger travel."

In the past, CSX has been consistent in its dealings with the state on its right of way. According to news reports, it has agreed to allow speed upgrades from 79 to 90 mph on its existing system. But the state and the railroad are far apart on 110-mph service, which CSX believes should be set at least 30 feet from existing trackage for safety reasons and would, therefore, necessitate major purchases of new right of way as well as other significant infrastructure improvements. Still, upgrades that would allow for 90-mph service and increase average speeds are expected to result in significant time savings in rail service between New York and Niagara Falls.

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