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Re: Bombardier BART cars

Posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Wed Jan 3 14:58:29 2018, in response to Re: Bombardier BART cars, posted by Jersey Mike on Wed Jan 3 06:56:55 2018.

FWIW, we ended up with our version of commuter rail rapid transit because the revolutionary advances of the new S-Bahn systems in Germany are pretty much illegal here and no railway union would support it. Hell, look at how the PATCO stock and M-1s are nearly the same damn train, but PATCO riders get an efficient railway with near European headways, while I get told 2 tph with multiple man crews is "good enough". Everything that BART and WMATA did could have been achieved with European mainline stock and practices (and yes overhead catenary), but as I noted above, those practices are de facto illegal and contrary to railway union labour desires.

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