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Best_Line6674 OP t1_j88rzt2 wrote

Yes, I do know. They're definitely not up there with commuter trains, and do you think that a light rail car has enough capacity to deal with an entire line, filled with people?'


WagwanDeezNutz t1_j88tgql wrote

Light rail is significantly cheaper than heavy rail to implement and maintain, can use existing above ground roadways, transfers road space designated for cars to mass transit, is built to complement existing heavy rail, and is a fuckton more pleasant experience than heading down into the subterranean terrarium of steam and atmospheric rat shit know as the West 4th Station


Best_Line6674 OP t1_j8aa9ge wrote

Heavy rail tracks already exist on the IBX, do they not? Now you have to pay more to remove said tracks, or to build new infrastructure around it. So then what happens when there's more traffic on said roads, because of light rail taking up space? Explain the capacity light rails have, compared to a commuter train? Again, this isn't one city, this is two boroughs with a lot of people. Will light rail get them where they need to go in a timely manner? I was hoping we would get a subway line as well in the future, but I don't know if they would ever do that.