NORTHEAST CORRIDOR PASSENGER RAIL SYSTEM OPTIONS

A high speed passenger rail service between Washington, D.C. and Boston was called for in the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973. Planning for the service has been conducted by the Office of Northeast Corridor Development in the Federal Railroad Administration. Engineering studies were undertaken to develop detailed plans and costs for the required facilities improvements. This report identifies rail system options in an unimproved NEC Arena, projects patronage of selected alternatives, studies model transportation in 12 NEC city-pairs as projected to 1982, considers fare and scheduling variations, utilizes newly-developed modal split computer program for selected city-pairs, estimates arena-wide patronage by means of developed expansion factors, and evaluates sensitivity to fare level and schedule patterns.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Corporation

    Energy & Transportation Division, 2350 East El Segundo Blvd
    El Segundo, CA  USA  90245

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Northeast Corridor Project Office, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/NECPO-76/14
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-936
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1977 12:00AM