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  River LINE - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The River LINE is a light rail system in New Jersey, United States that connects the cities of Camden and Trenton, New Jersey's capital.
The River LINE is currently exceeding initial ridership estimates of 5,500 passengers per day, with a report in March 2006 of 6,900 passenger bordings per day.
The River LINE is notable for using diesel multiple units, or DMUs, as its vehicle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River_LINE   (1017 words)

 River Line (Conrail) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The River Line began at CP Waldo, at a junction with the Passaic and Harsimus Line.
The River Line was abandoned south of the Tonnelle Avenue overpass (just south of CSX's North Bergen Terminal); the short connection between the National Docks Secondary and the River Line was also abandoned, as was the Weehawken Branch.
The River Line north of Weehawken was originally built as the West Shore Railroad and later leased by the New York Central Railroad.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River_Line_(Conrail)   (686 words)

 Hudson River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hudson was originally named the "North River" by the Dutch, because it was the river that marked the northern most reaches of the New Netherland colony.
The Hudson River Railroad was chartered the next year as a continuation of the Troy and Greenbush south to New York City, and was completed in 1851.
The Hudson River serves as a political boundary between the states of New Jersey and New York, and further north between counties in New York.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hudson_River   (2027 words)

 UTU: News
They attribute the drop in September to the closing of the state aquarium on the Camden Waterfront, which proved to be a major destination for River LINE riders, and the reopening of area schools, depriving the line of some excursion trips.
In September, when the River LINE passed its six-month milestone, NJ Transit officials said the line had reached an average weekday ridership of 5,679 trips for the last week of August.
The original projections for the controversial line, used to justify its construction, were for 9,300 daily trips the first year, rising to 16,300 by the time the line was 20 years old.
www.utu.org /worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=17005   (486 words)

 End of the Line for River Line Rail?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
A scant 1,500 riders are using the line on an average day, which is approximately one-quarter of NJ Transit’s own projections.
The River LINE has become what economists refer to as a “sunk cost.” This applies to monies that have already been spent and thus can never be regained.
In fact, it is estimated that the River LINE is the absolute worst-performing rail line in the entire country.
www.rppi.org /riverlinerail.shtml   (3507 words)

 6abc.com: River Line Finding More Riders after 2 Years
Whether the River Line would become a cost-effective way to move commuters has always been a big question, largely because the line stretches through several old industrial communities where the population has declined.
But for the River Line, which cost around $600 million to build, the federal government did not help because it didn't think the line was necessary.
North said the River Line is trying to be convenient to the growing number of southern New Jersey residents who work in New York City, by setting schedules that accommodate transfers with NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor line.
abclocal.go.com /wpvi/story?section=local&id=3982905   (816 words)

 Virtual River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
RIVER FLOODING- This is the second in a series of interactive exercises designed to help you learn about river processes such as discharge, flooding, flood frequency, erosion, and deposition.
Although the first few pages of this activity (River Flooding) briefly review the concepts of determining stream discharge, you are encouraged to complete, River Discharge before going on.
The Geology Labs On-line Project is supported in part by grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the California State University System.
www.sciencecourseware.org /VirtualRiver/Flooding   (166 words)

 FALLOW - LoveToKnow Article on FALLOW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Fall River is served by the New York, New Haven and Hartford railway, and has good steamer connections with Providence, Newport and New York, notably by the Fall River Line, which is much used, in connection.
The Fall river runs directly through the city (passing beneath the city hail), and along its banks are long rows of cotton mills; formerly many of these were run by water power, and their wheels were placed directly in the stream bed, but steam power is now used almost exclusively.
Fall River was originally a part of Freetown; it was incorporated aSa township in 1803 (being known as Troy in 1804-1834), and was chartered as a city in 1854.
www.1911ency.org /F/FA/FALLOW.htm   (1045 words)

 Camden-Trenton River LINE Light Rail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
New Jersey Transit's River LINE (yes, the second word is officially all upper case) extends about 34 miles from Camden (across the Delaware river from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) to Trenton (the state capital).
Therefore, the River LINE is considered to be a light-rail operation similar to those that have been built in many U. cities since the 1970s.
The River LINE is being justified as a spur to economic development of the riverfront towns between Camden and Trenton, which have lost much of their traditional manufacturing industry.
web.presby.edu /~jtbell/transit/Camden-Trenton   (941 words)

 River LINE: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Light rail or light rail transit (lrt) is a particular class of urban and suburban passenger railway that utilizes equipment and infrastructure...
The delaware river is a river on the atlantic coast of the united states....
The northeast corridor (nec) is an electrified railway line with overhead wires running from washington, dc to boston, massachusetts, passing through baltimore,...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ri/river_line3.htm   (973 words)

 Class and Leisure at America's First Resort: Newport, Rhode Island, 1870-1914
According to historian Edwin Dunbaugh, the Fall River Line became the standard route for travel to and from New York City.
The Fall River Line steamers docked at piers on the North River in New York City.
Fall River residents took the steamers to Newport for the enjoyment of an evening ride, returning to Fall River by train.
xroads.virginia.edu /~MA01/Davis/newport/leisure/fallriverline.html   (661 words)

 AmericanHeritage.com / The Old Fall River Line
The Fall River Line’s first boat was the steamer Bay State, 300 feet long and forty wide, lit by oil lamps at night.
Her cuisine attained considerable renown, at fifty cents for the grand table d’hôte dinner, served at long candlelit tables: ceremoniously the Captain and his guests were seated first, for these were no ferry boats and they affected the grand manner of the transatlantic trade.
The officers of the line, who often drew on several generations of the same family, were proudest of the safety record.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/1954/1/1954_1_6.shtml   (2324 words)

 American Whitewater - NWRI - Bald River F.S. 126 bridge to Bald River Falls
Bald River is a tight creek complete with numerous strainers and jagged rocks in the streambed.
River right against the reportedly undercut wall is the best line, but getting over there is tricky.
You can run Doe towards a large rock on river left, dropping into a groove just in front of it while making a 90 degree right turn to finish the rapid, or take a middle line and drop over the series of ledges to the bottom of the rapid.
www.americanwhitewater.org /rivers/id/1716   (1004 words)

 River Line to debut amid hopes, criticism
The current administration in Trenton took office cursing the River Line as a terrible investment that should never have been built and that the state could ill afford.
But having completed the line - albeit 14 months behind schedule and several hundred million dollars over budget - the current administration is determined to make the best of it, it says, both as transportation and as an engine for economic development.
But those are on Route 130, not on the line itself, critics note, as is most of the retail development that has taken place in recent years.
www.southjerseynews.com /lightrail/m031204a.htm   (968 words)

 THE INSIDE LINE: Mad River Glen, VT
On any given day, half of Mad River's skiers can be found dressed in wool and weaving through the trees on core-shot tele skis.
Mad River's trail network is as twisty, narrow, and tangled as mating snakes.
Countless lines lurk in the glades on the resort's two interconnected peaks.
www.skiingmag.com /skiing/inside_line/article/0,12910,353121,00.html   (673 words)

 Cities and Towns: River and :"Fall Line" Cities
Some small communities developed on the Fall Line, such as Ashland, but they were limited in size because the topography limited the size of their natural "backcountry" or "hinterland" market.
The next transportation barrier to the west of the Fall Line, encountered by Virginia settlers in the mid-1700's, is the Blue Ridge.
The James River and Kanawha Canal and the South Side Railroad both spurred growth at Lynchburg, and it developed into a substantial tobacco processing town prior to the Civil War.
www.virginiaplaces.org /vacities/24river.html   (980 words)

 Bloomberg.com: U.S.
The River Line remains one of the most lightly used in the state, with average weekday passenger traffic of 6,600 passengers a day in the three months ended June 30, New Jersey Transit figures show.
The River Line was conceived in 1995 during the administration of Republican former Governor Christine Todd Whitman as a way to boost depressed cities, says Mark Remsa, director of economic development in Burlington County, where most of the line runs.
The line serves an area with a population of 271,000 from Trenton, the state capital, to Camden, a suburb of Philadelphia.
www.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=ayQ.gFkn3nAw&refer=us   (881 words)

 Camden-Trenton: River Line Light Railway Gains Riders, Spurs Economic Development
Southern New Jersey's River Line light railway – connecting Camden and Trenton with diesel-electric multiple-unit (DEMU) trains – despite heavy criticism from naysayers, has nevertheless been a big hit with the public, and reportedly is attracting more riders than expected since it opened in mid-March of this year (2004).
It should be noted however, that the line is somewhat hampered by very slow street running in downtown Camden and numerous grade crossings throughout the higher-speed alignment, where trains must often slow down as a safety precaution.
Some pro-LRT critics of the River Line have insisted that the non-electrified light railway project would somehow impair the case for expansion of bona fide electric LRT in the state of New Jersey.
www.lightrailnow.org /news/n_nj002.htm   (1746 words)

 South Jersey Light Rail Transit System
The South Jersey light rail line, recently renamed the River Line, is scheduled to commence running along a 34-mile route from Camden to Trenton Sunday Mar. 14.
The bargain rate is intended to attract riders to a line that has been controversial from its inception in the summer of 1995.
The line is expected to carry less than 6,000 fares on an average weekday, an amount, that combined with the lower fare, will make it the poorest performing rail line in the nation in terms of the fare box.
www.southjerseynews.com /lightrail   (818 words)

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The Kum River is the first large stream south of the Han flowing generally north from its source in the mountains of southwestern Korea.
Enemy troops succeeded in crossing the river at 0400 in front of the gap between C and E Companies on the regimental right and struck the 1st Platoon of C Company for the fourth time that night.
Not all the troops along the river line, however, came to the roadblock; many groups scattered into the hills and moved off singly or in small units south and east toward Taejon.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/BOOKS/KOREA/20-2-1/sn10.htm   (12410 words)

 River Line safety issues resurface after crash (phillyBurbs.com) | Burlington Times
River Line passengers tout the train as a convenient, comfortable, and cheap method of transportation.
A River Line train also struck a pedestrian at a crossing in Trenton last August after the woman ignored safety gates and other warnings, NJ Transit officials said.
North said the other accidents involving River Line trains caused little to moderate damage to the motor vehicles or trains and resulted in only minor injuries to motorists or train passengers.
www.phillyburbs.com /pb-dyn/news/112-04242005-480342.html   (626 words)

 UTU: News
And NJ Transit's new River Line, which is scheduled to begin running next Sunday, might be what he's been waiting for.
For example, the River Line schedule was synchronized with NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor line, which connects Trenton and Manhattan.
And to promote the line's use to get to and from Philadelphia, officials are offering a special transfer fare of $1.85 that includes a ride on the River Line and a connection to Center City by a NJ Transit bus.
www.utu.org /worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=12465   (1069 words)

 New Jersey Transit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The River LINE provides new light rail transit service from Trenton to Camden along the Delaware River.
The River LINE has the potential to enhance the region's economic development and increase the personal mobility of residents throughout the Route 130 Corridor.
River LINE provides advanced transit service to the towns along the Delaware River and will spur economic development in the region.
www.njtransit.com /an_cp_project006.shtml   (202 words)

 - NJ: River Line Stations to Feature Original Art Work
New Jersey's prorposed new light rail line, the River Line, between Trenton and Camden is to feature art work uniquely designed for each of its 20 stops.
The agency is spending $525,000 on the artwork at the stops in Mercer, Burlington and Camden counties, she said.
Egrets, wading birds known for their long, drooping plumage, were chosen because they're native to the Delaware River and may even be seen by riders as they travel the line, Miller said.
www.trainnet.org /dcforum/DCForumID24/63.html   (1290 words)

 River LINE drawing more riders
Ridership on the River LINE was up substantially this summer over the summer before, an increase attributed to higher gasoline prices, a strong economy and the reopening of the Aquarium on the Camden Waterfront.
"The River LINE is always going to have a considerable leisure component," Dan Stessel, a spokesman for NJ Transit, said Monday, alluding to the waterfront attractions in Camden, the sports arenas in Trenton and historical attractions such as Burlington and Bordentown cities in-between.
The line got a recent boost in that regard from the owner of a Riverside restaurant, who has begun work on a major addition that he attributes at least in part to customers arriving on the light rail line.
www.courierpostonline.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051215/NEWS01/512150373/1006   (604 words)

 Hudson River Day Line, by Donald C. Ringwald
The men who worked on the river, whether captains or deckhands, took great pride in their occupations, to such an extent that this pride gave the line its special character and color.
This is primarily the story of the formation of the Day Line in 1863, of its development into the greatest organization of its kind, and of its decline through the closing season of operations, 1948.
The management of the line from its formation in 1863 until the sale in 1949 was in the hands of one family, so probably much more was retained in the way of records and other material of all kinds than would otherwise have been the case.
www.ulster.net /~hrmm/diglib/ringwald/dayline.html   (1332 words)

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