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Re: Amtrak to Philly in 37 minutes . . . ??

Posted by ClearAspect on Tue Jul 10 18:06:51 2012, in response to Re: Amtrak to Philly in 37 minutes . . . ??, posted by Olog-hai on Tue Jul 10 13:15:05 2012.

Impossible! Even the best tilt train technology would still prevent true high speed speeds with some of the curves on the NEC route. So you see the curve radius of the high speed trains in France, Germany and Japan? They make some of the curves on the NEC look like 90 degree turns. They should build a High Speed ROW right along side or above the I95 corridor. I95 is the most direct route (via NJTPKE) between all 3 cities. A spur can be build to Philly that follows I95 through philly and then via the the I95 connector route. Then you could truly get high speed trains that could get between NY and WSH in 90 min or less. The target should be boston to washington in under 4 hours. It takes 8 by car, and by plane its 441 miles so under an hr by flight but with check in and luggage claim it takes about 4 hours. Tilt Train technology is fantastic do not get me wrong but the ROW isn't sufficient. However I agree that the price per mile is outrageous.

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