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« Reply #1200 on: February 14, 2019, 12:47:41 AM »

Boston also has the oldest subway in the U.S., so they started the bandwagon.
And some of those subways took over the trolley lines.

I was going to ask if a Wilmington-Newark or Wilmington-Dover light rail line would be more suitable, but now that I think about it, either one of these would be better for a commuter rail system more than light rail.



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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1201 on: February 14, 2019, 12:53:35 AM »

Boston also has the oldest subway in the U.S., so they started the bandwagon.
And some of those subways took over the trolley lines.

I was going to ask if a Wilmington-Newark or Wilmington-Dover light rail line would be more suitable, but now that I think about it, either one of these would be better for a commuter rail system more than light rail.
From reading reports , there used to be Trains that went all the way to the bottom of Delaware, but they removed the tracks. The best option would be a commuter system like you said that goes from wilmington newark & Dover.


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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1202 on: February 14, 2019, 08:19:04 AM »

Boston also has the oldest subway in the U.S., so they started the bandwagon.
And some of those subways took over the trolley lines.

I was going to ask if a Wilmington-Newark or Wilmington-Dover light rail line would be more suitable, but now that I think about it, either one of these would be better for a commuter rail system more than light rail.
SEPTA already runs (albeit extremely limited) service between Wilmington and Newark, with tracks specifically for the local SEPTA trains separated from the intercity Amtrak trains, so the infrastructure is there.

I really don't see the need for anything beyond a bus between Wilmington and Dover, but I've only done a "reverse commute" between NCCo and Dover.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1203 on: February 15, 2019, 09:58:35 PM »

Boston also has the oldest subway in the U.S., so they started the bandwagon.
And some of those subways took over the trolley lines.

I was going to ask if a Wilmington-Newark or Wilmington-Dover light rail line would be more suitable, but now that I think about it, either one of these would be better for a commuter rail system more than light rail.
SEPTA already runs (albeit extremely limited) service between Wilmington and Newark, with tracks specifically for the local SEPTA trains separated from the intercity Amtrak trains, so the infrastructure is there.
Oh, yes. I forgot it went that far. And I should've known better with all my Wikipedia work, not to mention the work I've wanted to do there.
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