So since it's in the CIP that means that it is going to happen for certain, right?
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Will literally cost Billions!!All thrown into an endless pit.
Stupid, stupid, stupid legislators.Agreed, these guys are completely deluded to think that they can force this to happen within such a short time span, they clearly have no clue how transportation infrastructure and logistics works and hence should not have the final say in what goes and what doesn't in this sector.
Commuterrail1050 wrote: ↑Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:49 am If this ever happens, I read from the cip that providence/stoughton and fairmount lines would be first to be electrified followed by the Newburyport/rock port line to Beverly. Everything else is unknown until they update.That only makes sense. MBTA gets the most bang for the buck being able to serve the most trains and passenger miles. But that require the most improvement to electrical substation capacity, some additional auto transformers, and high voltage cabling along support columns of the CAT.
Well, people were expected to and are now riding subway cars (BART) from San Francisco to San Jose, a distance of 40 odd miles which incidentally is about the same distance as Boston to Nashua.Not sure why they ever even think of building this, especially when there is already a Commuter Rail link between the two cities, sounds pretty ridiculous to me.
Aren't all "diesel locomotives" actually electric traction at the wheels and with a few add ons, could run off catenary?Technically, yes, but you would likely need a lot more than "a few add-ons" to transform them into pure Catenary-Electric Locomotives, and all that comes at a price that would probably be so high that it would just do better to buy brand new catenary-electrics off the market
mbrproductions wrote: ↑Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:38 amOff-topic, but I hope a quick reply will be ok. The goal of the San Jose BART extension isn't to connect San Francisco to San Jose, but Oakland, and the cities along that side of the bay.Well, people were expected to and are now riding subway cars (BART) from San Francisco to San Jose, a distance of 40 odd miles which incidentally is about the same distance as Boston to Nashua.Not sure why they ever even think of building this, especially when there is already a Commuter Rail link between the two cities, sounds pretty ridiculous to me.
Red Wing wrote: ↑Tue Jun 07, 2022 6:53 pm Though if this passes it will force the T to electrify:Needham gets no love. Guess it will continue to putz along as a diesel service with rapid transit stop spacing and high density walk shed. Or does this mean they envision RT conversion, but haven't spelled it out legislatively yet?