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    I think it looks pretty good.

    I still think having train links between major cities and a limited number of street cars would be nice.

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    Trains in the DR yes yes yes, MAGLEV Bavaro - Santo Domingo in just under 30 minutes. Would be wonderful if it took less time to get let's say from Friusa to Santo Domingo than from Friusa to the PUJ Airport.

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    I was thinking of regular trains, not ultra expensive ones.

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    Pichardo, any chance that passenger trains will return to the Dominican Republic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogre of the Caribbean View Post
    Pichardo, any chance that passenger trains will return to the Dominican Republic?
    That's how the gov plans to introduce the breakup of the transport union's control over the network from the industrial parks to the ports. The rails will be touted as passanger service solutions but in the shadows will be the rails for commercial containers transport.

    A bidding made by Metaldom and associates for the supply of rails and other large metal infrastructures for the project, pushed the plans back until they have the capacity to supply it 100%.

    They are undergoing expansions and major investments to achieve it.
    The second aspect that delayed the plan, had to do with property clearances.
    As the the new GPS based mapping is still being put into service, there's a lot of land that still needs to be ruled in court for.

    45% is still under some type of litigation come deslindes.

    Others are being cleared as we speak.

    Given the impact the expanding Metro and new cable cars will have unto the transportation terrorist cells, the gov is going easy on this major, major, back-bone breaking project against the owners of the country.

    We are talking double stacked rows and rows of trains.

    Not only that, but also interconnecting the cargo carrying airports to the rail system along with passengers.

    It's a very ambitious project.

    It will kill the monopoly of transport unions...
    One Dominican at a time please!


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    One Dominican at a time please!


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    As much as I like the idea of a train system, I cannot help but having this thought:

    Man hole covers go missing and sold at scrap metal prices.

    Imagine the scrap metal sales potential for train rails that weigh 43 pound per foot.


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    Open the images in new tabs to see full pictures!
    One Dominican at a time please!


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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    As much as I like the idea of a train system, I cannot help but having this thought:

    Man hole covers go missing and sold at scrap metal prices.

    Imagine the scrap metal sales potential for train rails that weigh 43 pound per foot.
    How many rails are now missing from the SD metro???

    And unlike the sugar industry rails, these are welded together all along the way...
    Including electronic sensors that will trigger a full break of the train if a gap is detected on the train's path 10 km ahead of the path of travel.
    One Dominican at a time please!


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    If you follow the line trail on the DR map to the left of the images, you can clearly see how this line#1 of the hybrid rail will link all the major industrial parks from Haina to Codevi at the DR-Haiti border.
    One Dominican at a time please!


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