What with BBD in the midst of being bought out by Alstom, it seems doubtful they're working on anything new for NJT at any rate of speed. And aren't the MLV EMUs NJT's idea anyhow?
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Matt Johnson wrote: ↑Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:28 pm How many Arrow IIIs does NJT have left? If there are enough cars to string together to cover the 2.5 miles or so along the Princeton branch, they could just have a stationary 2.5 mile long train where you board at one end, walk the length of the train, and disembark at the other end. Rail connection maintained, zero operational cost!Hey Matt, wasn't your signature at one time about the Arrows on the NEC? Asking for a friend!
Eric S Strohmeyer wrote: ↑Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:22 am Good morning folks,Very sorry to hear that, thanks for passing along the info.
Since I see this thread has recently been revived, I just wanted to pass along some information for those who might not have been aware. Rodney Fisk, a longtime resident of Princeton and fervent supporter of the Dinky, (and the "creator" of this very thread) passed away back on September 9, 2020. I only recently learned of his passing so I apologize for not sharing this in a more timely manner.
— A no-built option that would continue the current service;
— A roadway with embedded rail that can support rail and rubber-tired transit vehicles;
— A standalone rail corridor with a parallel roadway for bus or rubber-tired tram service;
— A roadway with a guideway that could support a rubber-tied tram and buses.
Potential expansion of the service into downtown Princeton, and the addition of more stops, will also be part of the study. A final analysis and selection of a preferred alternative is due by the end of the year.
Matt Johnson wrote: ↑Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:42 am I'd like to think they might do something visionary that includes some sort of light rail. In reality, I have a hard time believing that they'll resist the temptation to just revert to the cheapest option, which is conventional bus service.Nobody has yet explained how bus service is allegedly cheaper (certainly never be faster or more comfortable) versus the FRA rail shuttle. Never mind light rail, which has proven way more expensive and also to have higher failure rates in the long run.