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Potential Improvements to the Washington-Richmond Railroad Corridor

  • 01
  • May
  • 1999
AUTHOR: FRA
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: Volume 1: Main Report
SUBJECT: Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: Potential Improvements to the Washington-Richmond Railroad Corridor Volume I - Main Report
ABSTRACT: ...The study scope was confined to fixed facility improvements that would safely support intended train schedules, frequencies, and service reliability through the year 2015. "Service reliability"--that is, on-time performance for passenger and scheduled freight services, and the consistent, expeditious, and economic movement of other freight trains -- is of utmost importance because without it, higher passenger train speeds and frequencies, and restructured, modernized freight operations, cannot penetrate their intended markets.

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