Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:52 AM
I think the best schedule and routing is NS from ATL-JAX and that being the overnight section. JAX is a servicing stop so early arriving trains sometimes spend 45 minutes there already. There are two platform tracks available so I think the best solution is to schedule the train from Chicago and the SS to arrive at the same time in both directions and hold there for 1-2 hours to allow for connections. The Chicago train could then be sent down the FEC and people from both the NEC and Chicago could access any station on the Florida peninsula either directly or via a cross platform transfer at JAX. Service would also be restored to the FEC without any lost service. On the sections of the route with Brightline trains, the stops can be discharge only southbound and receive only northbound to help gain cooperation from FEC. However, for this to work the schedule needs to be at least 1 1/2 hours faster CHI-ATL than the original post in this thread.
Edited by brianpmcdonnell17, 05 January 2017 - 09:56 AM.
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