BALTIMORE AREA RAIL SYSTEM STUDY
Concern about the ability of Baltimore's large, complex and intensively utilized rail network to accommodate existing and future flows of freight, commuter and intercity passenger rail traffic have resulted in this study of present problems and of possible solutions. Existing Chessie System lines accommodate present traffic with little delay and it is estimated that that road's projected growth can be handled through 2000. The Amtrak Northeast Corridor mainline, constricted by tunnels through Baltimore, already experiences modest delays to passenger trains and considerable delay to Conrail Freights which use the route. Alternatives such as diverting some Conrail Trains to the Chessie line, a new tunnel and improvements in existing tunnels and in other Conrail facilities are examined and rated.
Federal Railroad AdministrationNortheast Corridor Project Office, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1979-10
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Forecasting; Freight traffic; Marine terminals; Operations; Planning; Port structures; Ports; Railroad facility operations; Traffic forecasting; Yard operations
- Identifier Terms: Amtrak; Chessie System; Conrail
- Uncontrolled Terms: Line capacity
- Geographic Terms: Baltimore (Maryland); Northeast Corridor; Northeastern United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Operations planning; Yard throughput
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00315121
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM