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Old Posted Feb 16, 2022, 4:34 PM
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Originally Posted by IrvineNative View Post
The Toronto Subway has higher capacity trains than most US LRT systems. Yet the Toronto Subway has trains every 2-3 min. during peak hours vs 15 minutes for US LRT.
I don't understand your point. We're talking generalities, not extremes. And we're talking about the U.S.

In general, lower capacity transit has higher frequency. Yes, the Tokyo Metro has higher frequency than the Omaha bus. Irrelevant.

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The BART is a urban metro.
No, it's functionally commuter rail. MUNI is the urban light metro serving SF.

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Even compared with another US subway-commuter rail hybrid (the DC Metro) the BART has inferior frequencies, because it has only one transbay tube.
No, BART has inferior frequencies because it's lower ridership commuter rail. There's nothing preventing BART from running more trains, as only one portion crosses the bay. BART is overwhelmingly an East Bay, Oakland-centered service.
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