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Old 05-11-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Feds steer $450M to N.J. for high-speed rail | NJ.com

This would reduce the Delays of NJT , although its not enough to completely rid the corridor all the Issues its a start. These improvements would lead to better and faster service on NJT's Electric lines. The whole line would be overhauled by 2028 , with the New Portal Bridge , and Catenary Improvements from New Brunswick to NY. A Few Rail Interchanges need to be built , and a few stations need to be replaced so the New Brunswick - Newark segment will take longer.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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Feds steer $450M to N.J. for high-speed rail | NJ.com

This would reduce the Delays of NJT , although its not enough to completely rid the corridor all the Issues its a start. These improvements would lead to better and faster service on NJT's Electric lines. The whole line would be overhauled by 2028 , with the New Portal Bridge , and Catenary Improvements from New Brunswick to NY. A Few Rail Interchanges need to be built , and a few stations need to be replaced so the New Brunswick - Newark segment will take longer.
that's awesome. i wish it would happen sooner though!
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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when will american rail get anywhere near the speed level of europe and extensiveness?? we are the birthplace of the railroad and the only good trains in the US are on the northeast corridor!!!!!!!!!!!! cmon the long distance trains need speed improvements badly and on-time performance needs a major upgrade. you know a train line fails when it takes 6 hours to travel between the same 2 cities a bus travels between within 3 hours!!!!!!! by the way I am referring to a train in texas. I want HSR to work and USA needs it badly I wonder if we can accelerate the funding by raiding the highway subsidies and using then for HSR?? Untill I can get to chicago on a highspeed train I am taking a wait and see
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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when will american rail get anywhere near the speed level of europe and extensiveness?? we are the birthplace of the railroad and the only good trains in the US are on the northeast corridor!!!!!!!!!!!! cmon the long distance trains need speed improvements badly and on-time performance needs a major upgrade. you know a train line fails when it takes 6 hours to travel between the same 2 cities a bus travels between within 3 hours!!!!!!! by the way I am referring to a train in texas. I want HSR to work and USA needs it badly I wonder if we can accelerate the funding by raiding the highway subsidies and using then for HSR?? Untill I can get to chicago on a highspeed train I am taking a wait and see
soooo true!
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:36 AM
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I wonder if we can accelerate the funding by raiding the highway subsidies and using then for HSR??
Robbing Peter to pay Paul will only shift the small amount of sands in the hourglass.

No, we should bring Haliburton and "the boys and girls" home, WITH their budgets, and apply them to THIS county's immediate needs.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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Good news. Hopefully the North Jersey Coast Line also benefits from this.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:21 PM
 
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Good news. Hopefully the North Jersey Coast Line also benefits from this.
as if that would be a GODSEND that line is too SLOW IT NEEDS SPEED BADLY.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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The portal bridge is a disaster. This is welcome news
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:33 PM
 
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when will american rail get anywhere near the speed level of europe and extensiveness??
When America reaches the size of Europe -- that is, Western Europe excluding Scandinavia and Italy, because that's where the much-ballyhooed part of the European rail network is.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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we are the birthplace of the railroad and the only good trains in the US are on the northeast corridor!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you from England?
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