As ACSES goes online,will enforce a following distance between trains in the same direction.
The Land of Enchantment is not Flyover country!
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Erie-Lackawanna wrote:Back quite a few years ago, there was a topic on speeding up service east of Stamford by making the NH line "three-zone", i.e. a station like SoNo or Bridgeport where trains would run express to Stamford, then to GCT. With CT adding and proposing additional stations "way out east", might be time to reconsider that. I have no idea how operationally difficult that would be to dispatch.njt/mnrrbuff wrote:Since CDOT started allowing Metro North to make every single stop on the schedule between STM and NHVExcuse me?
All those stops were added by MNR at the request of CDOT. CDOT makes service decisions in CT, MNR runs what CDOT asks for and is feasible.
DutchRailnut wrote:cool picture management but how will you convince people to sell their property ?? even eminent domain has to pay fair value ?No eminent domain necessary, it is already government land.
and who will pay that value ??? metro north ??? AMTRAK ??? state of Connecticut ??? millions for a mere seconds time improvement ?? get real ..
35dtmrs92 wrote: $150 million is enough to at least buy a good chunk of the land needed for that Stamford-Darien cutoff.I wonder how far that would really go given Fairfield County real estate prices these days, but there is a bigger issue of where the finite amount of public money should be spent. To me, the problem with all of these schemes to straighten a curve here or there that sound nice to railfans is that the capital cost per minute saved would be insane, even if Connecticut wasn't already in perennial financial trouble. What practical difference would it make if you save five minutes on an hour-long ride but the rest of the infrastructure is collapsing due to lack of investment? Nothing that actually has a prayer of happening will ever turn the New Haven Line into a high speed railroad.