Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by DutchRailnut
neither would speed restriction on bridges in our lifetime, add to that speed restrictions for stateline curve in port chester 4 bridges that won't take sideways forces) the S curve in Harrison , New Rochelle , you get my drift ?
  by daybeers
Train322 wrote:Other impediments that are can't be changed:
Meriden and Wallingford stations and grade crossing.
What's the issue with those stations?
  by Train322
Train speed limits are slower on those areas due to the stations and the grade crossings.
  by daybeers
By how much? Also, I'm not entirely sure trains would skip MDN.
  by Train322
Not sure.
Just saying that trains will stop at those stations and seem to have lower speed limits around.

Summary - the 30/30/30 is not realistic and the $ cost for the time savings is not worth it.

Money is needed to get the existing system into a good state (S Norwalk bridge as an example).