IMPROVED HIGH-SPEED RAIL FOR THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR
The report summarizes the multi-modal Northeast Corridor Study and presents a detailed plan for upgrading the railroad line in the Corridor. Physical plant improvements and their costs are specified for achieving enhanced running times and frequencies. Demand projections are provided, and revenue and cost estimates are made for a 28 year period. The report specifies the improvements which are necessary to achieve non-stop running times of approximately two hours between Washington and New York and 2 3/4 hours between New York and Boston, and multi-stop times of 2 1/2 hours between Washington and New York and three hours between New York and Boston. The running times would be achieved with self-propelled Metroliner-type trains on a completely electrified line.
Federal Railroad Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1973-1
- Pagination: 108 p.
- TRT Terms: Cost estimating; Estimates; Forecasting; Passenger transportation; Regional planning; Transportation planning
- Identifier Terms: Metroliner (Express train)
- Geographic Terms: Northeast Corridor; Northeastern United States
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00071967
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM