robotlollipop wrote:Why is there no express routes for the LRT? The stop and go is ridiculous!
Its only double tracked.
mulad wrote:You can run express service on double-tracked lines with crossovers, and probably even single-tracked lines if you have enough sidings, but the tradeoff is that you reduce the capacity of the system, make the schedule more erratic, increase the chance that small disruptions can cascade into major ones, and most likely slow down the "local" trains even more -- probably to the point of making the overall average travel time worse than it originally was. That result has been seen out in California with Caltrain's "Baby Bullet" service.
As mplsjaromir implied, the best way to do express service is with extra tracks. NYC Subway lines with express service are quadruple-tracked -- locals run on one set of tracks, while express trains use the other.
twincitizen wrote:Green Line: Disagree if you want (anyone), but the White Bear Lake line should not be interlined with Green. Wasn't it Yellow before?
twincitizen wrote:If you insist on adding minor bus lines (63, 65, etc) not part of Metro's planned rapid network, check the recommended changes when Central Corridor begins service: http://metrotransit.org/recommended-plan.aspx Namely the 63 will continue up to Raymond Station.
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