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Old 03-02-2018, 02:40 AM
 
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Severe lack of freedoms when people canít ride outside of single unit vehicles. Requiring adequate amount of members to fully occupy these public transportation lines constantly with just enough incentives on getting rid of being stuck literally nowhere without other alternatives of getting around. Affordable or comfortably arranging ergonomic trains offer smooth solutions. Collecting these funds into tangible creations that are supporting high quality of life or at least less troubling hassles.
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Old 03-03-2018, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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The brightline in Florida is now operating


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYPBuf_3Lo4
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Old 03-03-2018, 03:55 PM
 
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Planes also take longer to board/empty than trains, and are naturally more susceptible to delays due to weather and mechanical complexity. Regarding TSA in particular, trains are less likely to be hijacked and weaponized due to their being path-constrained.


Less likely will give you, but there have been more than a few "Taking of Pelham 1-2-3" in real life.


No, the train cannot go where tracks do not run, but you've got scores of passengers on that train that could be killed and or severely injured if it crashes or derails. This risk substantially increases if you get the thing running up to speed.
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Old 03-03-2018, 04:06 PM
 
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I find it interesting that Old Lyme Village apparently had no issues when they constructed I-95 through the area. Apparently a 500 ft wide ROW for a six lane wide freeway plowing right through the middle of a 300 year old village is good, but a 100 ft wide ROW for a rail line is bad.

There are a host of reasons why Old Lyme Village is fighting that proposed new ROW:


Opponents Of Old Lyme Amtrak Rail Proposal Seek State Legislative Help - Hartford Courant




Old Lyme, Neighbors Plan Pitch To Stop Bullet Train - Hartford Courant


https://ctmirror.org/2016/08/31/fede...an-backpedals/




Main issue is one common to all electrified railroad ROW; no one wants all those wires and infrastructure ruining their "view".
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Old 03-03-2018, 07:14 PM
 
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True, but the Brightline is only about 15 minutes faster than the TriRail commuter train. I don't know who is riding it so far. Hopefully it will reach Orlando soon and we'll have a better idea. One advantage Brightline has is no overhead catenary to raise even more opposition.
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