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Tri-Rail Ridership Surging, Equipment Aging

19 Nov 2011 8:12 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

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  • 28 Nov 2011 12:02 AM | Anonymous member
    As stated in the article, Metrolink of Los Angeles placed a large order for new cars, which were part of the result of two deadly crashes they had a few years ago.
    Tri-rail needs to start running longer trains, not shorter! Until the new crashworthy coaches arrive, it's an accident waiting to happen.
    I was in Los Angeles earlier this summer and had the opportunity to ride the new cars, and found them quite comfortable. I also sampled the cab's interior at a joint RailPAC/NARP meeting in Los Angeles last year as metrolink set out display cars for us to visit.
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    • 28 Nov 2011 12:06 AM | Anonymous member
      By the way, Tri-rail's cars are much older, by about 10 years,and Metrolink's trains are not as old, but also are running with longer consists; I've seen as many as seven cars on the San Bernardino trains.
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