Entries Tagged as ‘Commuter Rail’

Monday, January 1, 2007 at 7:21 am

Moving 15,000 People per Hour

What does it take to move 15,000 people per hour using various forms of transportation? This diagram shows that a street would require 17 lanes, a freeway would require seven lanes, but light rail, subways and other rail systems could do it with a double-track line — and with capacity to spare. To put it […]

Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 8:40 pm

Daily Flickr Photo: Caltrain Holiday Train

I apologize for the recent rash of western U.S. subjects on this feature, but I couldn’t pass up this photo of Caltrain’s holiday train. (I wonder who else has one.) Via TrainBlog. Photo by lazytom. Previously: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train; Holiday Trains.

Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 2:46 pm

Amtrak Should Lose Northeast Corridor: Report

The Northeast Corridor — the largely Amtrak-owned stretch of track from Boston to New York to Philadelphia to Washington, DC that also sees heavy use by commuter rail services — is too crucial an asset to be left in Amtrak’s hands. That, at least, is my impression of the conclusions of the Northeast Corridor Action […]

Monday, November 13, 2006 at 11:11 am

Darius McCollum Arrested Again

Darius McCollum is in trouble again. The man who has spent a third of his life in jail for his various attempts to infiltrate New York transit systems was arrested again last week, charged with criminal impersonation and violating the conditions of his parole, which prevented him from owning any railroad paraphernalia. He had an […]