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    ... shared HSR and 38ton axle load freight sharing track is not included here.

    A normal four track shared configuration is Express HSR on the express track, local all-stations passenger trains on the local track, and local express passenger trains on the local track making express passes on the express track. A SFFS configuration allows for some sharing of the local track by freight during off-peak periods without the freight running on the express track. For the NEC, with about 5% of its trains being freight, that seems quite workable.

    For an idea on greater utilization of the California corridor, see Sunday Train: Leveraging HSR for a Fresno Regional Rail Corridor

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    by BruceMcF on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 09:51:34 AM PDT

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