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freightguy wrote:The general consensus from studies of PTC implementation is it will actually slow things down. Operators are expected to travel a few mph slower than normal to avoid computer intervention. Also the train stopping premature can block other tracks at interlockings crossovers etc from the PTC. The near-term expectation is for the PTC to decrease system efficiency.It's increased capacity on the Shoreline vs. what was there before. But the Shoreline is way different from the NHL in signaling density and complexity. ACSES is neither a magic bullet or a surefire capacity killer. It all depends on what layout it's running on top of. MNRR territory's well-defined constrictions are constrictions under any overlay. And nobody's yet devised a feasible way to improve it, so the game doesn't fundamentally change under PTC.