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Length of the Underground Sections of Various North American Light Rail Systems

LENGTH OF UNDERGROUND SECTIONS OF VARIOUS NORTH AMERICAN LIGHT RAIL SYSTEMS The Eglinton LRT if it goes ahead as planned, would be the longest underground light rail tunnel in North America, Proposed Eglinton LRT tunnel (Canada) 18 km Guadalajara Tren Ligero (Mexico) 15.1 km San Francisco Muni Metro (United States) O 10.4 km Boston Green Line (United States) | 7.2 km Monterrey Metro (Mexico) 6 km Edmonton LRT (Canada) 4.4 km Bombardier flexity light rail cars will run on the Eglinton-Scarborough line. Pictured: Cologne, Germany 4501 SPEED Light rail and subway speeds are dependent on spacing between stations and traffic signals. End-to-end ride time divided by line length 22 km/h Max LRT yellow line (Portland) 14.5 km/h St. Clair Streetcar (Toronto) 33 km/h Eglinton-Scarborough LRT (Toronto) Yonge-University-Spadina subway (Toronto) 16 20 24 28 35 km/h Bloor-Danforth subway (Toronto) Los Angeles Metro gold line LRT 12 36.5 km/h Somerset-Dalhousie LRT (Calgary) AVERAGE SPEED 36- 38 km/h Edmonton LRT 40 PER-KILOMETRE COST OF VARIOUS NORTH AMERICAN LRT AND SUBWAY SYSTEMS $328-million $302 $229 $200M/km for the zkm above ground OO $183 $130 ($378M/km for the 18 km below ground) $15 Eglinton- Scarborough LRT (Toronto) Spadina Subway Extension (Toronto) North LRT (Edmonton) Milwaukie St. Clair streetcar LRT Line (Portland) West LRT Line (Calgary) right-of-way (Toronto) CAPACITY Subways come at a higher cost and can transport more people, while light rail comes at a lower cost and can hold fewer. By burying most of the LRT, City Hall is opting for a more expensive option that holds fewer people. Bombardier flexity light rail cars (to be used on Eglinton LRT) 3-car O-00-OO-O Passenger | capacity: 840 frains Rocket and Ti subway cars (Toronto) 6-car 0-00-00-0 trains 0-00-00-0 Passenger capacity: 1,100 to 1,200 Siemens SD 160 NG light rail cars (used in Calgary) 3-car -00-00-0 Passenger capacity: trains 678 MATTHEW BAMBACH/THE GLOBE AND MAIL ยป SOURCES: METROLINX, GOOGLE MAPS, PUBLICTRANSIT.US, TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION, CALGARY TRANSIT, TRIMET, LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY, EDMONTON TRANSIT SYSTEM AND BOMBARDIER.; PHOTO: BOMBARDIER

Length of the Underground Sections of Various North American Light Rail Systems

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The light rail systems in the U.S are a very convenient way to travel through cities. This infographic provides information about the length and speed of various LRT systems in the U.S.


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