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Old July 25th, 2015, 08:36 AM   #2941
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Some Amtrak Trains at Princeton Junction

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High Speed Amtrak Trains at Princeton Junction Station
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High Speed Amtrak Trains at Princeton Junction Station
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High Speed Amtrak Trains at Princeton Junction Station
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High Speed Amtrak Trains at Princeton Junction Station
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High Speed Amtrak Trains at Princeton Junction Station
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High Speed Amtrak Trains at Princeton Junction Station
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High Speed Amtrak Trains at Princeton Junction Station
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High Speed Amtrak Trains at Princeton Junction Station
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Eastbound Keystone stopping at Princeton JCT


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Old July 25th, 2015, 01:18 PM   #2942
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The look of the new engine is really refreshing.
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Old July 25th, 2015, 10:08 PM   #2943
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The front of Metroliner cab car is so ugly with this welded (?) gangway... Amtrak made a "good" work.

The original front, made by Budd for Pennsylvania Railroad was much better.


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Old July 25th, 2015, 10:13 PM   #2944
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When does Amtrak release updated timetables? Are the cuts voted by Congress going to see service cut? Also, does Amtrak have a timeline for upgraded service on the corridors that got stimulus money (like the Seattle area and Chicago-St. Louis)?
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Old July 25th, 2015, 10:17 PM   #2945
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LFMAO at "High Speed Amtrak Trains at Princeton Junction Station"
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Old July 25th, 2015, 10:24 PM   #2946
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LFMAO at "High Speed Amtrak Trains at Princeton Junction Station"
They're high speed just not high speed compared to other countries.
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Old July 25th, 2015, 10:26 PM   #2947
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The Speed limit is 135mph..
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Old July 26th, 2015, 02:58 AM   #2948
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135 mph is High-Speed railway in every nation of the world.

Acela Express trainsets runs at this top speed in Princeton Junction?
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Old July 26th, 2015, 03:03 AM   #2949
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135 mph is High-Speed railway in every nation of the world.

Acela Express trainsets runs at this top speed in Princeton Junction?
There limited to 135mph , but in 2017 that will be raised up to 160mph...
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By the way, are there any plans for Amtrak to introduce the Acela Express trainsets to operate a possible service in Keystone Corridor?

I believe there's demand for two daily round trips from New Haven to Harrisburg stopping only in Stamford, New York-Penn Station, Newark, Philadelphia 30th Street and Parkesburg. This service could call Acela Keystone itself, with a suggestive timetable:

New Haven to Harrisburg - 09:55 AM 04:35 PM
Harrisburg to New Haven - 04:50 AM 08:10 PM
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There are no plans to introduce Acela Express on Keystone Corridor. In fact there are no spare Acela sets available at present. Every set is accounte3d for between sets required for current NEC service and maintenance and protect sets.
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Won't the segment around Princeton be upgraded to 150 mph eventually?
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Won't the segment around Princeton be upgraded to 150 mph eventually?
Its 160mph on the Inner tracks and 125mph on the outer tracks and its between New Brunswick & Morrisville,PA.
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Its 160mph on the Inner tracks and 125mph on the outer tracks and its between New Brunswick & Morrisville,PA.
So basically then Acela will be flying through Princeton at approximately the speed the earlier generations of Shinkansen went on the oldest parts of the Tokaido. It's progress. I wish we could have at least one segment of 186 mph track somewhere though

Speaking of the area, I wonder if the Dinky could be upgraded into a light rail that penetrated further within Princeton. Would increase ridership I'm sure.
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So basically then Acela will be flying through Princeton at approximately the speed the earlier generations of Shinkansen went on the oldest parts of the Tokaido. It's progress. I wish we could have at least one segment of 186 mph track somewhere though

Speaking of the area, I wonder if the Dinky could be upgraded into a light rail that penetrated further within Princeton. Would increase ridership I'm sure.
Increasing its frequency and timing its schedule to maximize meets would help even more.

That said, the track the dinky runs on has been physically separated from the NEC (I have no idea why) so perhaps light rail isn't a terrible idea. A lot of it would depend on how much ridership gains there are, though, and outside of the town proper (whose main street abuts the school as it is) most of the area's jobs are in the sprawliest sprawlsville you can possibly imagine.
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So basically then Acela will be flying through Princeton at approximately the speed the earlier generations of Shinkansen went on the oldest parts of the Tokaido. It's progress. I wish we could have at least one segment of 186 mph track somewhere though

Speaking of the area, I wonder if the Dinky could be upgraded into a light rail that penetrated further within Princeton. Would increase ridership I'm sure.
I think that's a wonderful idea , I know NJT has proposed BRT instead LRT. But the people in Princeton would rather see a LRT.... I think LRT would be better...also for the proposed New Brunswick network... NJT's version of BRT is not real BRT or even SBS like in NYC its just an enhanced bus line...
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...also for the proposed New Brunswick network... NJT's version of BRT is not real BRT or even SBS like in NYC its just an enhanced bus line...
Do you mean proposed BRT or LRT?
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Do you mean proposed BRT or LRT?
It was a LRT and BRT line , but now its just a BRT line...and not even that...just some fancy bus stops...with regular buses.
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If you're gonna build a retractable platform (not really a superior solution to begin with) why don't you build one that actually extends all the way to the train car so you don't need the bridge plate?!?

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