Re: LA Metrolink partial commute electrification costs? So whatt has changed?
Author: caltrain's doing it
Date: 09-06-2018 - 09:02

But not for air quality reasons. The AQ benefit of electrifying Caltrain is incidental - the real reason is the need to improve service levels, which they determined would not be practical using diesel-hauled trains.

If Metrolink had lines where they were approaching capacity based on diesel haul, and wanted to add more (especially with more stations, enhancing the benefit of E/DMUs regarding accel/decel), then *MU might be worth considering and electric would be worth including in that. As long as service is only a few trains an hour (i.e. most Metrolink lines), the operational benefits of electric aren't an issue, and I agree regarding the air quality benefits compared to tier 4 engines.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  LA Metrolink might follow Caltrain's example john 09-04-2018 - 18:43
  Re: LA Metrolink partial commute electrification costs? So whatt has changed? BOB2 09-06-2018 - 08:38
  Re: LA Metrolink partial commute electrification costs? So whatt has changed? caltrain's doing it 09-06-2018 - 09:02
  Re: LA Metrolink partial commute electrification costs? So whatt has changed? synonymouse 09-06-2018 - 11:38
  Re: LA Metrolink partial commute electrification costs? So whatt has changed? Pete 09-06-2018 - 15:29
  Re: LA Metrolink partial commute electrification costs? So whatt has changed? synonymouse 09-06-2018 - 16:49
  Re: LA Metrolink partial commute electrification costs? So whatt has changed? you got off-topic again 09-06-2018 - 18:08
  Re: LA Metrolink partial commute electrification costs? So whatt has changed? synonymouse 09-06-2018 - 20:34
  Re: LA Metrolink partial commute electrification costs? So whatt has changed? off-topic plus 09-06-2018 - 20:50
  Re: LA Metrolink partial commute electrification costs? So whatt has changed? synonymouse 09-06-2018 - 21:15
  Electrolink will happen sooner than you think Clem 09-06-2018 - 21:50
  Re: Electrolink will happen sooner than you think-slop that trough....Burbank to Anaheim-WTF? BOB2 09-06-2018 - 22:24
  Re: Electrolink will happen sooner than you think-slop that trough....Burbank to Anaheim-WTF? Clem 09-07-2018 - 18:42
  Re: Electrolink will happen sooner than you think-slop that trough....Burbank to Anaheim-WTF? on-topic! 09-07-2018 - 22:52
  Re: Electrolink will happen sooner than you think-slop that trough....Burbank to Anaheim-WTF? Max Wyss 09-08-2018 - 01:25
  Re: Electrolink will happen sooner than you think-slop that trough....Burbank to Anaheim-WTF? Clem 09-08-2018 - 08:14
  Re: LA Metrolink partial commute electrification costs? So whatt has changed? synonymouse 09-07-2018 - 10:48
  Re: LA Metrolink partial commute electrification costs? So whatt has changed? Clem 09-06-2018 - 18:05
  Re: LA Metrolink partial commute electrification costs? So whatt has changed? ghgs - agreed 09-06-2018 - 18:11
  Re: EVIL KILLER BASE TUNNELS, amd CHSRA will save the planet, yeah right....? BOB2 09-06-2018 - 21:39
  Re: EVIL KILLER BASE TUNNELS, amd CHSRA will save the planet, yeah right....? synonymouse 09-06-2018 - 23:28
  Re: Of Mice and Moffat Tunnels a Trolls Tale..... BOB2 09-07-2018 - 07:49


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