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Dedicated Passenger Track in the Windsor - Quebec Corridor


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 04:48 PM

https://www.viarail....edicated-tracks

 

 

The proposed dedicated track, using a new, more efficient train car fleet, is expected to:

  • Relieve congestion, particularly in and out of major urban centres
  • Boost economic development and benefits along the railway corridor
  • Deliver a safer rail infrastructure and a more sustainable rail transportation system
  • Maximize ridership and revenue potential of passenger routes where market demand warrants
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants that contribute to climate change and smog
  • Create a self-funding project that will significantly reduce government subsidies within the Corridor

The dedicated tracks project would also allow the re-design of the current frequencies operating on the shared environment to better meet regional needs for increased service.

 



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 06:20 PM

Finally! Glad to see VIA might actually be taking interest in OTP and reduced emissions.


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 09:31 PM

Read their RFP outline, and this stood out to me... " More fuel-efficient, Tier 4 Diesel engines, with the option to operate on electrified rail infrastructure as it becomes available."

 

Sound like any equipment you know?   ;) 


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 10:59 AM

Read their RFP outline, and this stood out to me... " More fuel-efficient, Tier 4 Diesel engines, with the option to operate on electrified rail infrastructure as it becomes available."

 

Sound like any equipment you know?   ;) 

P32AC-DMs? ALP45-DPs? I'm blanking.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:20 AM

 

Read their RFP outline, and this stood out to me... " More fuel-efficient, Tier 4 Diesel engines, with the option to operate on electrified rail infrastructure as it becomes available."

 

Sound like any equipment you know?   ;) 

P32AC-DMs? ALP45-DPs? I'm blanking.

 

Neither of those two are Tier-4 AFAIK. Indeed NJT bent the rules to the limit to get under the bar for Tier-3 for the ALP45-DPs. There is an effort afoot to upgrade the 45's to Tier 4 since NJT wants to order some additional number of units, and they cannot sneak by on Tier-3 anymore.

 

I don;t think P32s even meet Tier-3.

 

Railner may be alluding to a development based on the SC-44/ACS-64


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:39 AM

So does a dual mode Charger seem likely anytime soon?

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:20 PM

So does a dual mode Charger seem likely anytime soon?

NYSDOT has allegedly working with Siemens for such a beast to replace all the P32AC-DMs (Amtrak and MNRR) and the LIRR DE/DMs. But for obvious reasons this particular project is focused on third rail electrification only.

 

OHE is a different matter since it drags in a large heavy transformer and one or two heavy pantographs with it. Beyond that the rest is pretty much the same.


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