Comment 113537

By higgicd (registered) | Posted August 19, 2015 at 16:06:16 in reply to Comment 113529

The article and several comments noted challenges related to electrification to Hamilton. What you are missing is the key difference in train tech in the chart above (that I admittedly didn't explain) - one option is to use existing bi-level coaches pulled by an electric locomotive (one electric motor) for a 6-7 min travel time savings, a second is to buy all new Electric Multiple Units (EMUs, where each car has an electric motor) for 16-17 min off the trip time. The acknowledged challenges involved related to the junction/track ownership do not change my desire for the latter to occur.

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