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#1561 Metra Electric Rider

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:06 PM

Now that's a nice looking train!

 

(was that bridge once fully double tracked?)


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:58 AM

Yes, I believe all the drawbridges were once double tracked. The New River bridge in Fort Lauderdale still is. 

 

Surprised this hasn't been posted yet, new photos of the West Palm Beach station: https://therealdeal....mpleted-photos/

 

I drive by it every few days. The parking garage/apartment complex is massive. I can see the two cranes a couple miles away when I'm approaching downtown. 



#1563 Metra Electric Rider

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:03 PM

The station is rather striking - why weren't the tracks roofed as well?

 

Is the statement about highway infrastructure true or a bit hyped up?


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Posted Yesterday, 04:42 AM

The station looks impressive. I wish them every success with this.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:47 AM

The station is rather striking - why weren't the tracks roofed as well?

 

Is the statement about highway infrastructure true or a bit hyped up?

The traffic through the West Palm Beach to Miami corridor on both I-95 and the Florida Turnpike which is further west but parallels I95 can be extremely congested all hours of the day specially in the winters months.  Brightline has been needed for years.



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Posted Yesterday, 09:45 AM

Congestion on the highway is actually getting pretty bad even north of West Palm beach, all the way to Jupiter and even St. Lucie.

 

FDOT projects that by 2025 traffic congestion will stretch all the way north to the Melbourne-Palm bay area on I95, even in spite of the frantic addition of a third lane in each direction all the way to Cocoa. Already we have traffic blocked somewhere or the other in Brevard County more than one day a week due to accidents, often fatal, on I-95. Which of course plays havoc on local roads too as clueless people try to find ways around the blockage.



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Posted Yesterday, 02:25 PM

Florida is one of those states that still thinks they can pave its way to mobility.   ;)



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Posted Yesterday, 05:02 PM

Good transportation plans include paved roads. Also tracks and feet. Integrated solutions are best.
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Posted Today, 12:22 AM

Florida is one of those states that still thinks they can pave its way to mobility.   ;)

 

And it's backfiring real quick. I can't walk two miles in either direction without seeing roadside memorials. That's just in Orlando, I heard its worst in South Florida.






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