Comment 98707

By AnjoMan (registered) | Posted March 20, 2014 at 10:00:16 in reply to Comment 98635

One advantage of BRT is that the BRT dedicated lane can be accessed and exited by other bus routes. It does give many more transfer-free routing options.

This is not necessarily true. On Toronto's dedicated rail lines the rails are flush with the ground (just like their mixed-traffic lines), allowing busses and emergency vehicles to use the right-of-way. For example, when track maintenance is being done on the Spadina line they use busses to service the route instead of streetcars. I'm not 100% sure if this is what is in the plan for Hamilton but it is entirely possible and if the track ends up looking anything like the concept renders, it would be quite feasible. Once Toronto replaces its streetcar vehicles, lines like 510 Spadina and 512 St. Clair will really just be LRT's

Comment edited by AnjoMan on 2014-03-20 10:01:38

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