Jeff Smith wrote:Would a Stadler FRA compliant DMU/EMU work?How about something like this?
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Pensyfan19 wrote: ↑Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:12 amlol please no, can we stop beating the colorado railcar dead horse…i can't believe how many years were lost to Northern Branch reactivation because of this misguided effort.Jeff Smith wrote:Would a Stadler FRA compliant DMU/EMU work?How about something like this?
lensovet wrote: ↑Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:27 am It's pretty self-evident no?Doesn't take too long to look up costs of HBLR and to figure out it came out to an average of $100 million per mile, mostly on pre-existing rights of way. Estimates for Northern Branch extension also work out to these exorbitant costs. The River Line was about a third of that per unit length, and is costing the public still more with all of the Stadler GTW prime movers being replaced due to high failure rates after a scant 16 years.
The current Arrows will not last forever. Maintaining them costs more and more $$$ every year.
The replacement will require running 3-car trains. Absolutely insane and wouldn't even fit on the current platform at Princeton Junction (not sure about the terminus).
Not sure where the statement that light rail is "way more expensive" is coming from. ?