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NX Express

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On the Brighton line at Cortelyou Rd, a track connection was built southbound from the local to the express. Except for money reasons, why didn't they build an X-crossover, since they're tearing up the tracks anyway?:confused:

 

The hard rail connection allows trains to go from the local to express track at a faster speed then if it were a cross over. Remember, most switches are limited to 10 mph, 15 mph at the most. Also, putting in a switch would be more expensive since you would need to install signals for it and it would have to be hooked up to a control tower in the area.

Also, there is just no need for it in that location.

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