• Whitehouse Siding Approved (NJT PR)

  • Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.
Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.

Moderators: lensovet, nick11a, Kaback9

  by TGIV
 
Passing sidings on the AC line are about 0.9 to 1.2 most are 0.9. The sidings on the GS are about 0.3 to 0.4

  by Frogger
 
TGIV wrote:Passing sidings on the AC line are about 0.9 to 1.2 most are 0.9. The sidings on the GS are about 0.3 to 0.4
GS?

  by Jtgshu
 
GS - gladstone branch

The AC Line sidings are as follows...

Race - 5052 feet
Lucas - 6869 feet
Fish - 4103 feet
Wins - 6160 feet
Lica - 4235 feet
Pomo - 4201 feet

Double track from Griff to Atlantic City - MP 55.9 to 58.0 (well the end of track is 58.0 - Atlantic interlocking is MP 57.8

  by Butlershops
 
It would be interesting so see how much the new sidings on the Pascack Valley Line cost as compared to this siding.

Don't forget that maintenance costs is an important factor here as well.
  by Butlershops
 
The new sidings on the PVL, as well as signal upgrades (line still has an old absolute-permissive block system system) cost $39 million. If I recall correctly, we're talking four sidings: Pascack Juntion to Woodridge, Carlstadt,
North Hackensack, and Nanuet. This averages out to $9.75 million per siding.

Yes, the Whitehouse siding does seem a little steep at $13 million. Especially when one considers that the RVL in this area already has a very good signal system with cab signals in this area, the siding will be relatively short, and the siding will be built in an area that does not need extensive grading (whereas the Nanuet siding does).

Is there bridgework or utility easements that must be addressed at Whitehouse?
  by Ken W2KB
 
Butlershops wrote:The new sidings on the PVL, as well as signal upgrades (line still has an old absolute-permissive block system system) cost $39 million. If I recall correctly, we're talking four sidings: Pascack Juntion to Woodridge, Carlstadt,
North Hackensack, and Nanuet. This averages out to $9.75 million per siding.

Yes, the Whitehouse siding does seem a little steep at $13 million. Especially when one considers that the RVL in this area already has a very good signal system with cab signals in this area, the siding will be relatively short, and the siding will be built in an area that does not need extensive grading (whereas the Nanuet siding does).

Is there bridgework or utility easements that must be addressed at Whitehouse?
Should not be any issues. The CNJ was a two track mainline thru the area and all that is needed is to replace the ballast where the prior mainline track was removed. No surface utilities and the fiber buried a few years ago was off to the side, not where the track would be placed.