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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 108 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071967
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM