PATH Train Pause on way to Newport

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JCGUY
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PATH Train Pause on way to Newport

Post by JCGUY » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:43 pm

Why does the PATH train running the 33rd to JSQ route always come to a stop a couple of times as it travels between the Christopher Street Station and Newport, and can something be done to allow the train to forgo these pauses in each run?

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Re: PATH Train Pause on way to Newport

Post by OportRailfan » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:28 am

Block protection. While you still can, stand up in front of the train. At certain points you can see trains ahead of you entering your track from or leaving to another track. You're probably waiting for Hoboken-WTC trains to clear ahead of you and/or for the switch to line for your track from caisson 3.
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Re: PATH Train Pause on way to Newport

Post by JCGUY » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:48 pm

Thanks. It's too bad though because it slows down the ride and adds frustrating pauses to the ride home.

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Re: PATH Train Pause on way to Newport

Post by RedLantern » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:06 pm

JCGUY wrote:Thanks. It's too bad though because it slows down the ride and adds frustrating pauses to the ride home.
Come to Boston and ride the green line, after that, you'll feel like your PATH train is a mag-lev.
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Re: PATH Train Pause on way to Newport

Post by Head-end View » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:18 pm

Oport makes a good point. Check it out while you still can.........sigh................... :(

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Re: PATH Train Pause on way to Newport

Post by Erie » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:34 pm

As part of the $3.3B upgrade PATH is installing a new signal system. Does anyone know if a new signal system would expedite trains through this signal block near Pavonia/Newport? Is this one of the upgrades that PATH is planning when they reference a "smoother, quicker ride" as part of the updated system?

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