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Old Posted Sep 5, 2019, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Joke Insurance View Post
Amtrak wants more short-distance, city-to-city trains. But at what cost?

https://www.chicagotribune.com/busin...311-story.html
On a similar note, they're looking to add at least another train or two between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. The State, Allegheny County, et al would like to see it happen, but the biggest hurdle here is Norfolk Southern's freight schedule. It is a very heavily used corridor that sees 40 to 60 freight trains each day, and there is no dedicated track for passenger service.

Over the years there have been studies to determine the possibility of high speed trains as well as additional trains between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. Each scenario has been deemed unfeasible.
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