IMPROVED PASSENGER SERVICE FOR THREE CORRIDORS
The study identifies and estimates the cost of right-of-way facility improvements necessary to provide for improved passenger trains operating at maximum speeds of 120-150 mph in three transportation corridors; Chicago-Detroit, Portland-Seattle, and Los Angeles-San Diego. An examination was made of the existing track condition and alignment, curve elevations and spiral lengths, bridge conditions and fencing requirements for safety, in order to identify the necessary system changes necessary to permit a high speed rail operation. A train interference analysis indicated facility modifications were required to relieve the congestion caused by the improved passenger service at specified frequencies. In the Chicago-Detroit Corridor the total cost of modifications is $64 million; in the Portland-Seattle Corridor the total cost of modifications is about $27 million; and in the Los Angeles-San Diego Corridor the total cost of modifications is $26 million.
Pan-Technology Consulting Corporation1771 N Street, NW
Washington, DC USA 20036
- Publication Date: 1973-4-2
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 56 p.
- TRT Terms: Alignment; Bridges; Corridors; Curves (Geometry); Fences; High speed rail; Maintenance of way; Operations; Passenger trains; Planning; Railroad tracks; Speed limits; Spirals
- Geographic Terms: California; Illinois; Michigan; Oregon; Washington (State)
- Old TRIS Terms: Curve alignment; Fencing; Operations planning; Track alignment
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Bridges and other structures; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00178942
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-ORD/D-74-4 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-20080
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM