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Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: November 18th, 2014, 8:25 pm
by MinnMonkey
MNdible wrote:I would be interested to see a figure of how many of these rides are 'intra-campus' rides -- rides from the west bank to the east bank, etc. I'd argue that these rides aren't nearly as important as other trips, and may be inflating the ridership numbers.
I do see quite a few people getting on at Stadium Village and getting off on East or West Bank, but not many people traveling between East and West Bank only.

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: November 25th, 2014, 3:52 pm
by kiliff75
I'm pretty sure a westbound train just changed the light at Raymond...the lights turned red on university, then the left turn arrows went to green for about 5 seconds, then the lights turned green on university as the train approached. Is this considered a "low traffic" intersection or is this St. Paul allowing control for intersections with heavier traffic?

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: November 25th, 2014, 5:25 pm
by LRV Op Dude
kiliff75 wrote:I'm pretty sure a westbound train just changed the light at Raymond...the lights turned red on university, then the left turn arrows went to green for about 5 seconds, then the lights turned green on university as the train approached. Is this considered a "low traffic" intersection or is this St. Paul allowing control for intersections with heavier traffic?
Yeah, I have experienced that the last few days. Fairview is holding a permissive signal also.

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: November 26th, 2014, 5:31 pm
by VAStationDude
Rode from downtown Saint Paul to Minneapolis this afternoon. The only hang ups were Prior, Cleveland, Vandalia and the downtown east mess. It seemed like we were pausing along university to keep from getting ahead of schedule. Maybe mt could shave a minute off the schedule between Robert and Rice?

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: November 27th, 2014, 8:33 am
by mattaudio
I haven't been on the Green Line in months... are the trains still stopping at the 280 interchange, or do they get signal priority on those lights?

Let's say they do, and it ends up causing "traffic problems" which ends up squashing "economic development" -- we can always get millions of dollars from DEED to build the world's second diverging diamond interchange with a center LRT line (after 34th Ave at 494) and then we can make the LRT stop at the interchange. For economic growth!

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: November 27th, 2014, 12:43 pm
by VAStationDude
The train I was in yesterday went through with no problem. Why trains don't get priority at prior and Cleveland is puzzling. Both are fairly low traffic with pretty minimal pedestrian use.

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: November 27th, 2014, 1:16 pm
by ProspectPete
Raymond is pretty low volume. And franklin only has a left turn lane which crosses the track. Drives me nuts when it has to stop at franklin.

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: November 27th, 2014, 3:23 pm
by LRV Op Dude
ProspectPete wrote:Raymond is pretty low volume. And franklin only has a left turn lane which crosses the track. Drives me nuts when it has to stop at franklin.
I have seen Franklin pop back to a permissive bar signal when approaching the crossing.

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: December 12th, 2014, 6:13 pm
by downfall
The sound appears to have been disabled for the crossing signals at Target Field Station. A little surprised Metro Transit made this improvement.

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: December 12th, 2014, 7:22 pm
by xandrex
I noticed that today too. I haven't ridden the light rail in a long time, but needed to get from the Government Plaza area to the North Loop. I noticed it was pretty quiet. Trains still ring their bells, but it's much less annoying!

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: December 12th, 2014, 7:41 pm
by HuskyGrad
I'm rather surprised they are still using both platforms at Target Field. Why did we build another station again?

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: December 12th, 2014, 8:10 pm
by Silophant
HuskyGrad wrote:I'm rather surprised they are still using both platforms at Target Field. Why did we build another station again?
100 feet closer to the North Loop. Totes worth it.

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: December 12th, 2014, 8:22 pm
by EOst
To load multiple trains at the same time when the SW and Bottineau are built and more commuter lines come in.

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: December 12th, 2014, 10:10 pm
by HuskyGrad
EOst wrote:To load multiple trains at the same time when the SW and Bottineau are built and more commuter lines come in.
I was under the impression both platforms would only be used during Twins games.


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Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: December 13th, 2014, 11:48 am
by EOst
Sure, in the near future that's the only time you'd ever really need both, but the big advantage is the flexibility and expandability.

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: December 17th, 2014, 2:34 pm
by LRV Op Dude
Green Line train, squad collided because officer drove through light, report says
A collision between a Green Line train and a St. Paul police squad car last month occurred because an officer drove through a red traffic light, according to a Metro Transit report released Tuesday.

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: December 17th, 2014, 10:31 pm
by web
it took a month to determine something so obvious at the time.......

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: December 29th, 2014, 12:26 pm
by ProspectPete
What's up with our train. Nice day to have it not work. This is twice now by my count ( no power).

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: December 29th, 2014, 3:07 pm
by MidwayLuke
My westbound train was delayed at Fairview this morning. Then, it switched tracks before stopping for good a Raymond...had to get on a bus. Driver said it was a power outage.

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Posted: December 29th, 2014, 3:51 pm
by seanrichardryan
There was an outage on the blue line too.