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Improved Passenger Service For The Northeast Corridor

  • 02
  • Apr
  • 1973
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA-ORD&D-74-3
SUBJECT: Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: Northeast Corridor, passenger trains, costs, capacity, interference
ABSTRACT: This study evaluates the costs of additional improvements of the current Northeast Corridor (Boston to Washington) Metroliner Service, employing improved facilities on existing rights-of-way and improved passenger equipment capable of maximum speeds of 150 mph. An examination was made of the existing track condition and alignment, curve elevations and spiral lengths, bridge conditions, and fencing requirements for safety, in order to identify the necessary systems changes necessary to permit a high speed operation. The costs of these modification were estimated to be about $300 million.
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