Comment 119652

By Haveacow (registered) | Posted July 05, 2016 at 12:55:04

The 1.5 km distance between Scott Park and Ottawa Street has enough space for a station between them. Ideally for European LRT station distance tolerances, the standard is between 400-750 metres. In North America that has been shown to be too slow for most passengers, so a 500-800 metre base distance is generally used. Full scale subways/metro systems station distances range from 750-2km or more. Both European and North American station distance tolerances hold for a station at Gage Park. On paper anyway!

In the real world. There might not be a big enough budget for this to be completed in phase 1. There must also be enough space at the site for a minimum 60 metre long, 3-4 metre wide passenger platform (allowing for another 30-60 metres for future platform expansion). Minor arterial or collector intersections must not overly foul the ROW for the line and the station, including the space for platform expansion. There also must be clear and safe access for able and non able bodied passengers to the platform and any platform expansion area.

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