Comment 114103

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted October 07, 2015 at 02:56:27 in reply to Comment 114095

Wondering how fast an A-Line LRT would be:

With the LRT taking a dedicated lane, and full traffic priority, fast all-door boarding (8 doors simultaneously! When we're using 2-vehicle peak-hour consists -- a chain of LRT vehicles, Calgary C-Train style -- for subway-style feel). I'd imagine ann A-Line LRT could get you from City Hall to the LINC area in under 10 minutes (via Upper James) at typical LRT operation speed. The straight tunnel ramp would be faster than a curvy ramp like Jolley Cut -- about a 6-to-7-degree tunnel ramp slope to get from Lower/Upper. LRTs average 27kph when including the stopping delays, almost twice as fast as a bus.

Not bad at all. If the LRT is configured properly, with proper traffic priority, it can be nearly as fast as driving.

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2015-10-07 03:00:22

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