Relating to HSR in North America
- Ron Dawson asked me to post this:
>Solution 2: visa versa--freight on existing lines, passengers onHigh speed rail lines (ou LGV) would be ok using existing Interstate right
>Interstate Rail. Can the curves on the Interstate system handle 180
>mph? This would move passenger train stations slightly away from
>downtown, but a quick light-rail connection would solve that. Anyway,
>many cities are sprawled so far that the area around the Interstate is
>suburban sprawl--which could eventually become carfree urban, would
>would essentially put the train station in a good location.
of ways (ROW) as for acessing down town locations you can use existing
>Another minor issue with Interstate Rail for passengers is that thereIn a situation like this between I-10 and I-75, we'll call it "Lake City
>would be some transfers in very weird places. For example, the
>intersection of I-10 and I-75 is in an extremely remote area, and
>there really isn't anything near it. This station, although a major
>station, would wind up a "transfer only" station, kinda like some
>middle-of-nowhere Interstate rest stops: heavily used, but only one
>way to get in and out, and aside from that, nothing significant
Jct." and pretty much have through routing of trains.
Dyer & Rauterkus wrote:
>High speed rail works in effective models (hunch) when the stops are >moreThough helping to improve connections between air and rail does make things
>than 100-miles apart. The more distance between A-and-B the better.
>Who needs to take a 6-minute trip that used to be 20 only to wait in
>lines with security for 2-3 hours?
better off long term, such as IATA codes (http://www.iata.org/codes) for
major train stations.
>>=v= What we need truly high-speed rail for (think TGV) is toThen take a look at this map. http://www.rail2000.org/hsr/map/index.html
>>replace airline traffic. Chicago and L.A.'s airports are far
>>too busy, and in San Francisco it's so out of hand they're
>>planning to fill in the Bay to make more runways. There are so
>>many trips from San Fran to L.A. that it's insane *not* to put
>>in high-speed rail there. Chicago to the East Coast also comes
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