- Mar 2, 2012
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110-124mph would need to use the I-90 ROW to bypass the slow sections in MA but its doable. NYS just rejected its 125mph proposal for Upstate in favor of 90mph but left the door open for 110mph using dedicated tracks along the existing CSX line. Ohio & Indiana could follow the same 110-124mph model. So from NY or Boston you could run 2x daily service to Chicago , 4x daily to Toronto. Montreal could probably handle 2-3x daily from Boston if it went via Springfield , 2-4x daily from NY on 2 different routings.This upgrade could also make it much more feasible to introduce a Boston - Toronto train, and other long-distance services using this trunk, something I think would greatly benefit the region.
At 80 mph average speed, Chicago would be 13 hours from South Station, and Toronto would be 7.5.
At 100 mph, Chicago would be 10 hours and Toronto would be 6 hours by train.
At 120 mph, Chicago would be 8 hours and Toronto would be 5 hours by train.
At 150 mph, Chicago would be 7 hours and Toronto would be 4 hours by train.
Making incremental progress towards such a network is a good thing to keep in mind.