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Re: Staten Island North shore cars (Re: And the R-179 contract goes to....)

Posted by J trainloco on Sun Mar 25 16:21:11 2012, in response to Re: Staten Island North shore cars (Re: And the R-179 contract goes to....), posted by Joe Saitta on Sun Mar 25 09:13:45 2012.

High level/low level cars work quite well elsewhere,surely it could be done here. San Francisco and Karlsruhe,Germany are good examples,and this method saves a lot in construction costs,especially at minor stations. While admittedly the maintenance cost for the cars themselves would probably be higher,the capital construction costs would probably be far less.

How much money do you figure you're going to save? Realize that adding an LRV with foldable stairs adds capital cost to the car purchase, adds significant maintenance cost, and will reduce the capacity of the vehicle. If you're going to do that, you might as well build low platforms EVERYWHERE.

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