checkthedoorlight wrote:Thanks for all that info! Will trains need to use the bridge plates?Traingeek3629 wrote:High-level platform on Track 1 is installed and in-service. This platform is 500ft in length, and has bridge plate boxes installed approximately 100ft north and south of both ends of the platform.daybeers wrote:What's the deal with Berlin? @HartfordLine replied to my Tweet a while back saying both platforms will be operational, but that about 300 feet of the east side platform will be closed until the full opening of the station in the fall. Is this still true?There have been almost no updates on Berlin at all. My guess is that they will finish a stub of each platform so trains can start stopping, but they will not finish the full length until fall.
High-level platform on Track 2 is installed. 220 feet of northern section of this platform is in-service with a bridge plate box installed approximately 100ft south of the northern end of platform. The southern 280 feet of this platform is out-of-service and has been blocked off with barricades and signs for pedestrian traffic. Trains must be spotted accordingly.
Wallingford & Meriden are also 500 foot High-level on Tracks 1&2.
I'm not surprised that the track won't be connected in Windsor in time, but September?! But you're right Backshophoss, CT is broke, especially in the transportation/infrastructure department. Also in that article: "Tickets cannot be purchased on board Amtrak-branded trains. Everhart said both Windsor and Windsor Locks will receive ticket kiosks by mid-July or so." WHAT?!?!?!? So what do the passengers boarding at Windsor or Windsor Locks do?!? Not use Amtrak trains?!? They're already getting the short end of the stick by getting much less service.
It's really frustrating to hear about the ADA compliance issue. I understand it, but it's ridiculous. By "portable restrooms" I assume they mean porta-potties?