Comment 118729

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted May 20, 2016 at 12:56:07 in reply to Comment 118727

Do you have a reference for the claim that LRT does not accelerate faster than buses? There are two factors: rail versus tire and electric motor versus diesel.

The data I've seen suggests than in real conditions LRT does accelerate significantly faster than buses.

For example the standard Alstom Citadis Dualis has an acceleration of 1.09 m/s^2 to 40 km/h.

http://www.alstom.com/Global/Transport/R...

In comparison the acceleration performance of buses is less well-defined, but this study from Winnipeg measured average acceleration of 0.8 m/s^2, 26% worse than the Alstom LRT. And LRT performance is much more reliable than driver performance for buses.

http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~bibeauel/re...

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2016-05-20 12:56:42

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