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Old Posted Jan 16, 2022, 9:20 PM
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Originally Posted by mhays View Post
Light rail is often grade separated for speed, reliability, train length... It allows trains to operate like heavy rail in some ways but still cross streets sometimes.
Absolutely agreed. Isn't this obvious, especially in terms of speed? LA's C-Line, which provided over 30,000 trips daily before the pandemic, is a fully grade separated light rail line and, unsurprisingly, is the region's fastest ride. Per wikipedia, a typical C-Line consist tops out at speeds of 65 mph and "takes only 34 minutes to travel its 19.5-mile (31 km) length, at an average speed of 34.4 mph over its length."
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