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Old Posted Jan 30, 2022, 4:40 PM
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Originally Posted by IrvineNative View Post
That's the point. A high capacity heavy rail system should have better frequencies (without interlining) then a light rail system.
No, a heavy capacity train usually has lower frequencies, because there's more capacity. This is especially true for commuter rail, and most of BART is functionally commuter rail. Light rail isn't commuter rail.

When a light rail line replaces a bus line, the frequency usually drops, because the light rail service usually has higher capacity.

And commuter rail service, around the planet, has lower frequencies than bus and light rail. Even A+ systems like the Paris RER have much lower frequencies than major Paris bus/light rail routes. This makes sense because you're comparing a train moving 2,000 people to a bus/light rail moving 50-100 people.
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