rrbluesman wrote:PRSL7668 brings up an interesting point. Please don;t misunderstand me, I very much want to see the Cape May trains running, but it doens;t seem like NJDOT is interested in maintaining the line. If they are the outright owner and dont want to maintian it any more, why don;t they abandon it? Or, why not sell it? Then the maintenance would no longer be NJDOT responsibilty.
As per STB docket number 34112, the term of the CMSL's lease over the Cape May Branch is until July 31, 2029. It was a 30-year lease, signed in 1999.
The revised version of the lease grants CMSL sole and exclusive right to operate both excursion passenger and common carrier freight service over the entire length of the line as well as the Cape May Point Branch to MP 2.6.
CSAO Beesley Point Secondary - MP 8.69 (Magnolia, NJ)
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