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Old Posted Oct 29, 2022, 1:23 PM
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Moved Arrow & Wawa commuter rail to complete.

Added LA Purple Line Phase 3 to u/c list.

NY East Side Access is not yet open to the public and therefore remains on the u/c list. It will be moved to complete in December when it opens. Same for Washington Metro Silver Line Phase 2, expected to open in November.
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Old Posted Nov 6, 2022, 6:27 PM
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Metrolink only has 44 mile to connect Palm Springs. Let's do this!
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I don't believe that the transit lines "Skytrain" are properly classified . Really they are light or maybe medium.
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Re: Metrolink, the ridership (and frequencies) on that system are abysmal. Metrolink reflects the worst tendencies towards building a system that is lots of km long, rather than a system that is useable with good station access, high frequencies, etc. The latest ridership data from APTA shows just 14,300 daily riders - an abysmal number.
Imo Metrolink frequencies aren't bad for the San Bernardino and OC lines (when coupled with Amtrak rail-to-rail) and Metrolink is making upgrades to allow more frequent service on several other lines. The real issues for me are that it doesn't go to LA's biggest job center, which is the westside, and that it's very slow especially when approaching/leaving Union Station. The D line extension should help immensely with accessing the westside and the union station run-through tracks could shave several minutes off each journey.

It will still be slow and not access most jobs, but it will be improved and will be useful for many more people. I could see ridership approaching 6 figures per day depending on whether work from work becomes a thing.
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I don't believe that the transit lines "Skytrain" are properly classified . Really they are light or maybe medium.
lol what? The skytrain is fully grade separated and very frequent and fast, with high platforms and no street running. It's not particularly high capacity, particularly the Canada Line, but it's very much a metro line.
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Imo Metrolink frequencies aren't bad for the San Bernardino and OC lines (when coupled with Amtrak rail-to-rail) and Metrolink is making upgrades to allow more frequent service on several other lines. The real issues for me are that it doesn't go to LA's biggest job center, which is the westside, and that it's very slow especially when approaching/leaving Union Station. The D line extension should help immensely with accessing the westside and the union station run-through tracks could shave several minutes off each journey.

It will still be slow and not access most jobs, but it will be improved and will be useful for many more people. I could see ridership approaching 6 figures per day depending on whether work from work becomes a thing.
IMO, Metrolink doesn't need to connect to the Westside... that's Metro's job. Metrolink gets you to Union Station and then Metro should take it from there. Subway extension to Century City bring this much closer to reality.
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lol what? The skytrain is fully grade separated and very frequent and fast, with high platforms and no street running. It's not particularly high capacity, particularly the Canada Line, but it's very much a metro line.
That describes LA's C line as well, except that it's not frequent. Is that also a metro line?
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IMO, Metrolink doesn't need to connect to the Westside... that's Metro's job. Metrolink gets you to Union Station and then Metro should take it from there. Subway extension to Century City bring this much closer to reality.
I guess. But if it were to be useful in the way that commuter rail is for many of LA's peer cities, then it would have better connections and more stations within LA city limits. As it is passengers are dropped off at the very edge, even outside of downtown if we're honest, and essentially everyone is required to transfer to complete their journey. It would be like Metro North ending at 125th street or LIRR ending at Long Island City.
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That describes LA's C line as well, except that it's not frequent. Is that also a metro line?
Yes the green line is metro that just happens to use LRT rolling stock.
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Yes the green line is metro that just happens to use LRT rolling stock.
Cool.
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DC Silverline heavy rail extension opened this week.
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2022, 10:55 PM
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Huge week for US openings. DC Silver Line opened on Tuesday, and SF Central Subway opened today. Both moved to complete.
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SF Muni Metro's Central Subway completed.

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Boston Green line extension will open Dec 12
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Coast to Coast: Looking Back at the Progress of Rail Projects Throughout Canada in 2022
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I watched that Quebec City video the other day. That is one exquisitely designed system...top to bottom.
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Boston 5 mile light rail extension opened today and is moving to the completed list.
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The Transport Politic has updated the openings and under construction list for 2023:

https://www.thetransportpolitic.com/...nned-for-2023/
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