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FW: [ClevelandRails] Elyria Station News

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Mark Nilges
11:59 AM
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Mark, Totally understand that ADA needs are to be met, and that they should be.  There are just ways to do things way more cost effective than what is
Thomas Seiler
Jan 19
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No matter by what method, people have to get trainside to board. The options are tunnel with elevator, overhead with elevator or gated system across the tracks
William J Powers
Jan 19
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Tom, part of the problem lies in the fact that Norfolk Southern did not allow the use of the existing tunnels to access the platforms, thereby requiring the
mjarail
Jan 19
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I think you both make points that do not really contradict each other, but shows how we have so "screwed" ourselves in this country.   So many, if not most
Thomas Seiler
Jan 19
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Unsigned sir,     The article I read at this site led me to believe the money was being spent on a pedestrian overpass and elevator. If the project is far
William J Powers
Jan 18
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Mr. Powers, With all due respect, the work to be done in Elyria is not, as you put it, "a waste of money." The existing station is so bad, a railway in a Third
mjarail
Jan 18
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Not a problem. The platform would be at 8" above top of rail. Superliner equipment has on board ramps. The conventional single level cars would use a
mjarail
Jan 18
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NS blocked use of the existing tunnels. Thus inflating the costs of this project. And ADA requirements specify platforms at proper height. Since the station
elmeroscar
Jan 18
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Mark & Tom,There were and still are two tunnels under the tracks.  One for passengers and one for baggage and freight.  I was last in the passenger one about
Lee Sheffield
Jan 18
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Wow, this looks like a huge waste of money for what it will provide. Caltrans has fences with crossing gates (people scaled) which handle thousands per day. At
William J Powers
Jan 18
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Tom and all, The article clearly states that an overhead walkway is to be built, with elevators to the platforms and waiting room. Everything is to be in
mjarail
Jan 18
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It is completely correct that their were tunnels underneath to access the platforms.á But if I recall correctly, the use of those tunnels (they are or were in
Thomas Seiler
Jan 18
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Could the picture from the article help answer? Looks like there would have to be at least one tunnel.
Mark Stotzer
Jan 17
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Just curious, but wasn’t there a tunnel under the track overhead for access to the platforms? Tom ... Tom Swisher wa8pyr.list@... "Democracy is two
Tom Swisher
Jan 17
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