Sabtu, 13 April 2013

Re: [CanPassRail] Perceived Risk on Various Modes

 

In the US, they are estimating that about 1/2 of the total mileage would have to be equipped under their mandate. That works out to about 70,000 miles of track, and close to 20,000 locomotives.

In Canada, unless there were exemptions provided, it would include very light traffic lines like the one to Churchill, MB to cover the passenger trains, and most of the CN and CP northern lines across the prairies, both of which handle dangerous goods. I wouldn't be surprised that the railroads would simply apply to abandon those lines, and perhaps the CN lines east of Quebec City, rather than equip them with PTC. Otherwise, the economics are simply awful.

James

--- In Canadian-Passenger-Rail@yahoogroups.com, Jon Calon <jon.yg@...> wrote:
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> The expenditure for PTC is for all trains on the affected lines, which are (and correct me if I'm wrong) all lines carrying passengers or dangerous goods on freight trains. Given how many placarded cars travel around the states, that effectively means all trains will need PTC installed.
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> The lives saved wouldn't just be the passengers aboard the trains but also in the communities which the railways pass through. Still an expensive proposition...
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> Cheers,
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> On 2013-04-12, at 10:23 PM, Knut <knut@...> wrote:
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> > How realistic is that $13 Billion number/
> > Sounds like an awful lot considering the amount of passenger service operating in the US (and Canada).
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> > For Canada, would it not make sense to just install a system like that in the Quebec City to Windsor corridor?
> > I assume the cost is related to the distance covered.
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> > PS - Of all the modes of travel, By foot, bicycle, motor vehicle, bus, train, airplane, boat, I feel the safest going by train.
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> >> I found that to be in interesting number, given the push for PTC on railroads, which is expected to cost in the order of $13 Billion in the US, and perhaps prevent something like three passenger deaths a year, on average. (I'm using US statistics, since I haven't seen any Canadian ones for comparison.)
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