S-Bahn logo. From wiki.
This week, Greater Greater Washington has run a series of posts on the hurdles to implementing through-routed commuter rail services in DC. The technical reasons include many basic incompatibilities between the region’s two commuter railroads (MARC and VRE), ranging from type of locomotion to platform height, as well as the infrastructural
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Following up on my previous comments about Metro expansion and a new Yellow line, I wanted to add some graphical representation of these ideas.
First, the current Metro system:
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My plan includes the Silver line as currently planned and under construction, as well as my conception of the new Blue line
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Greater Greater Washington’s always had some great fantasy transit discussions – whether talking about the New Blue line, more fantastic visions, or even the multimodal vision for Baltimore and DC. Over the last few days, the fantasy discussions have started again. Though these are not always the most realistic discussions, they’re a great starting point
Continue reading Adding to Metro’s Core Capacity
Dave at Imagine DC (and also GGW) put up a nice concept of a separated Yellow line through the core of DC. Separating the Blue line has been the most popular suggestion, and was originally among WMATA’s official plans, but the idea of separating the Yellow line is relatively new. Still, amongst extensive discussion in
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