Tadman wrote: ↑Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:13 am For a mile? There's space for another track as well if that's really your hangup.There is no space for another track. Road construction a few decades ago took away track space on the east side of the yard. The busway took away space on the west side of the yard (crossing over in a tunnel Amtrak cannot use). The only "space" is airspace and they can't build above the grade level of the park.
Tadman wrote: ↑Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:13 am I think you're speaking in broken English now, but this is easy.Why must you keep throwing insults in with your posts?
Tadman wrote: ↑Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:13 am IC corridor trains go back to the lakefront - Van Buren, Roosevelt, or Randolph. Two new switches.Where is the connection between NS and RI?
Detroit trains can use LaSalle, which avoids the 55th street yards. No new infrastructure.
Quad Cities new start use the Rock all the way to LaSalle, avoiding handoff to CN and 21st street. No new infrastructure.
Rockford new start is ambiguous about routing, but run it on one host all the way downtown. No new infrastructure.
Where does three hours from each of these endpoints get passengers?
Tadman wrote: ↑Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:13 am Perhaps you didnt' read my post earlier but we're going to do this the exact same way the Downeaster does it. If it works there, it works here.The question of how the trains receive their required mechanical service has not been answered in this thread.
Tadman wrote: ↑Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:15 am Keep in mind that the point of this thread is to solve a serious problem that occurs in a space from 10 miles out to downtown. This problem will never be solved otherwise. We can address station crowding, connections, mass transit, et al... but none will fix the main problem unless the trains go back to their natural stations.So many of the historical stations are gone.