Comment 113891

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted September 16, 2015 at 10:00:32 in reply to Comment 113890

Thanks for the interesting information!

I should also add that the Flexity Freedoms are daisychainable into a train of up to 4 vehicles long. Similiar to how Calgary's C-Train does it (3 LRT vehicles daisychained). This is not needed at this time in Hamilton, but it is something technically possible.

I am interested to learn more about the history of LRTs in certain cities such as Calgary, and the fine details of their year-to-year LRT progression. I believe they started with single LRT vehicles, until traffic grew too big. From under 10,000 people per day in 1981 (less than Hamilton's B-Line Express bus), all the way to 325,000 people per day today. Along the way, at some point, Calgary needed to daisychain a train of 3 vehicles to move more people.

Now Calgary's LRT has become subway-length, about one average downtown city block long, even when riding through surface crossings! I understand that they had to redo the stations for a block-long train of LRT vehicles!

Whether this happens someday to any of Hamilton's future LRT lines, is unknown, but we do have that option the subway-style behavior of the Calgary C-Train too.

I also hope that Bombardier's delivery delays affecting the TTC vehicles, do not affect deliveries for the half-dozen new LRT lines now funded, and some now well under construction, throughout Ontario.

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2015-09-16 10:05:41

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