Comment 118771

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted May 25, 2016 at 11:12:48 in reply to Comment 118768

2000 per day is nonsense!

The 2010 HSR operational review found that the east-west LRT routes (1, 5, 10, 51) carried 30,000 riders per day and ridership has grown significantly since then.

And the 2013 Rapid Ready Report found that:

Light Rail Transit (LRT), if introduced today, between McMaster University and Eastgate Square would perform with ridership in the mid-range of existing North American Systems

A comparison of the proposed B-Line LRT with other systems in Canada and the United States showed that system performance as it relates to ridership would be mid range as compared to the other successful LRT systems on opening day and be one of the top-performing systems in 2031.

The Rapid Ready Report does show a figure of 2000, but the vertical axis is clearly wrong by a factor of 10-20 since it gives Calgary's daily ridership as only about 4500, whereas it is actually 240,000!

I have asked the Rapid Transit Team to publish the correct numbers before this incorrect figures gets accepted!

Hamilton's current B-line and 1-King buses together carried about 5.3 million annual riders in 2010, or about 14,500. 2000 is clearly not possible.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2016-05-25 11:25:09

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