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... 23 3.1 Rail Project Costs Costs are involved in every stage of a typical rail project's lifecycle. Figure 3-1 illustrates the typical steps in the railroad project (blue arrows)
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... 24 Alternative Funding and Financing Mechanisms for Passenger and Freight Rail Projects of way of another rail company may also be imposed by a court or regulatory authority (e.g., STB) as a condition of a merger or as a condition of a use agreement from a third party.
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... Rail Project Costs and Financial Considerations 25 • Signal and train control systems, such as display systems, signal boxes, some wayside sensors on the rail line, communications cables connecting the local signals with the rest of the network, and power distribution systems providing power to operate the systems. Some rail lines are electrified -- using electric locomotives or trains -- so the infrastructure may include a means to distribute electrical power including an overhead catenary or third-rail system.
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... 26 Alternative Funding and Financing Mechanisms for Passenger and Freight Rail Projects Passenger Rail Rolling Stock For passenger rail, rolling stock includes locomotives and passenger cars. The cost of passenger rail rolling stock can vary greatly, depending on their specifications.
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... Rail Project Costs and Financial Considerations 27 3.3 Operating Expenditures (Opex) Ongoing operations and maintenance are carried out to provide transport services safely and for using the infrastructure, rolling stock, and other facilities, for a prolonged period.

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