Transportation Planning for the Philadelphia-Harrisburg Corridor
REPORT NUMBER: Volume I: Main Report
SUBJECT: Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: Transportation Planning for the Philadelphia-Harrisburg Corridor
ABSTRACT: Should the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania desire to upgrade the railroad corridor between Philadelphia and Harrisburg for improved passenger service that meets a specific travel time goal, a number of infrastructure improvements would be needed. This monograph enumerates, describes, and costs a set of improvements that could, in combination, support a trip time goal of 90 minutes between Philadelphia (Suburban Station) and Harrisburg. The operational implications of such a service are discussed. This monograph may be of technical assistance to other States that are contemplating similar rail passenger service projects.
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