Amtrak's Northeast Corridor: Information on the Status and Cost of Needed Improvements

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DIANE Publishing, 1995 - 54 pages
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Provides information on the ownership, usage of, and operations over, the Northeast corridor; the projects and costs associated with improvements to allow high-speed operations on the north end of the corridor; and the capital investment needed in the south end of the corridor. Charts and tables

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Page 1 - Corporation pursuant to authority granted by the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 and the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976.
Page 12 - North operates and maintains track owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York and the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
Page 9 - House instruments were built between New York City and Boston, and between New York City and Philadelphia prior to 1850, and, at about that time, Judge Samuel L.
Page 15 - MBTA, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT), and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York (MTA) —own...
Page 2 - Seven commuter railroads operate about 91 percent of the passenger trains that use the corridor each year.3 However, these users' operations are generally very localized, whereas Amtrak uses the corridor in its entirety.
Page 19 - The overhead wire system that delivers electricity to the locomotive for traction, or movement Page 19 GAO/RCED-95-151BR Arotrak's Northeast Corridor Ownership and Usage of the Northeast Corridor GAO Freight Railroads...
Page 22 - Service between Boston and New York City in 3 hours and 40 minutes...
Page 37 - Reverse signaling allows trains to operate on either of the two tracks at high speeds in either direction.

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