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Old 06-28-2011, 02:44 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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All the information on here was based off the first meeting back in October of last year. Skim through it and you'll see what they're suggesting:

http://planitmetro.com/wp-content/up...2010-FINAL.pdf

And there was another meeting in May of this year. Again, skim through it and you'll see what they're suggesting. This one has more potential expansions listed than the previous:

http://planitmetro.com/wp-content/up...07_Meeting.pdf


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Old 06-28-2011, 08:11 AM
 
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I clicked on those links, but my PC could not access them.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:13 PM
 
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It definitely looks like the fantasy maps that people often create. Maybe they drew inspiration from them, or maybe they are in the first stages of seriously making the system eliminate the use of cars.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Would be nice if it happened in my lifetime but let's be real, it won't. They started building Metro in 1969 and didn't finish building all the stations from the original plan until 2001. I realize it was a gigantic project but god damn that took a long time.

I can just imagine the looks on people's faces who lived out in PG county. "Subway coming to the Suitland and Camp Springs areas!" "...but probably not for 30 years"

At least the Silver Line is going a bit more quickly, although I keep hearing about how the extension out to Dulles might get the axe depending on the costs. Great
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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At least the Silver Line is going a bit more quickly, although I keep hearing about how the extension out to Dulles might get the axe depending on the costs. Great
Maybe we should get Spain to help us out
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:45 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Would be nice if it happened in my lifetime but let's be real, it won't. They started building Metro in 1969 and didn't finish building all the stations from the original plan until 2001. I realize it was a gigantic project but god damn that took a long time.

I can just imagine the looks on people's faces who lived out in PG county. "Subway coming to the Suitland and Camp Springs areas!" "...but probably not for 30 years"

At least the Silver Line is going a bit more quickly, although I keep hearing about how the extension out to Dulles might get the axe depending on the costs. Great
I don't think you'll be seeing anymore subway extensions..... Not that you need them , if you just enhanced your regional Rail service and merged MARC and VRE together creating through lines you can solve your Metro over crowding issues. Add more stations , more service = more riders , less stress on the metro.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I don't think you'll be seeing anymore subway extensions..... Not that you need them , if you just enhanced your regional Rail service and merged MARC and VRE together creating through lines you can solve your Metro over crowding issues. Add more stations , more service = more riders , less stress on the metro.
Compared to other parts of the NEC, the amount of rail lines that we have here is a joke. Now if we had an adequate amount of lines, your idea would have merit.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:04 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Compared to other parts of the NEC, the amount of rail lines that we have here is a joke. Now if we had an adequate amount of lines, your idea would have merit.
You do have alot of lines , you just don't use them.
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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You do have alot of lines , you just don't use them.
Let's look at Northern Virginia for example. Where else besides the RF&P Subdivision and the Washington to Atlanta Main Line could commuter rail run?
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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This is a follow-up to my OP. Images come from both PlanItMetro and Greater Greater Washington respectively.

Separate Yellow Line alignments:



Separate Blue Lines:





Separate Silver Line:



Brown Line:




Beltway Line:



Extensions and Spurs:

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