The Northeast Corridor high speed electified railroad may be a reality by 1981. Proposals for the final system plan are awaiting Congressional approval. Three service levels are being evaluated: (1) Metroliner I, - a plan for emergency repair and maintenance on the Northeast Corridor of track and bridges and maintenance of present schedules; (2) Metroliner II which meets the minimum requirements for a high-speed line, calling for curve realignments and maximum speeds of 120 mph; (3) Corridor Rail - proposal for full improvements, including electrification of Boston - New Haven line and maximum speed of 150 mph. Problems remain - as yet the ownership question has not been settled, nor a financing scheme. Also to be resolved are questions relation to freight operations. But the future looks bright for the high-speed passenger corridor concept.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Myers, E T
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 84-88
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1976 12:00AM