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AEM7AC920 wrote:Where did you hear 90 mph on the providence line with the hsp46s?Both the HSP-46's and Rotem bi-levels are rated that fast. They could run 90 if the trainsets assigned to Providence were put together out of nothing but >79 MPH equipment. Whether they will do something like that is a moot point today with the deliveries not finishing for 2 more years and any additional deliveries from the as-yet-unexercised escalator clauses not finishing for 3-4 more years. That's not a conversation they're going to be having in detail until the deliveries reach critical mass.
enterprise11 wrote:What is a trainline communication system? Is this a scrolling digital display similar to what the subways have?I'm not positive what trainlining means for the commuter rail, but on the subway, you can only trainline if all of the cars on the train have the same/compatible software in their computers. The 01500s, 1600s, and 1700s on the Red Line are not capable of trainlining with the 01800s on the Red Line, thus, the 01800 cars are always segregated into trains by themselves. If you're in a train that isn't capable of trainlining, then the PA system won't work throughout the train. In fact, the train might not even be capable of operating at all.
Also, in regard to power doors, are they that much of a disadvantage when working with low level platforms? I've been on an all power door set on the Providence line before, and it seems that the conductor or AC either keys the door then pops the trap or pulls the door release and opens the door manually.