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Old May 17th, 2005, 05:30 AM   #41
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Old May 17th, 2005, 05:48 AM   #42
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SkyTrain is a rapid transit system that unlike LRT is not at-grade .
geez, how many times do you have to be 'reminded' that ALRT is LRT. Hence 'aLRT'. The route kms are way out of date though.

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Old May 17th, 2005, 05:56 AM   #43
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He was asking what a SkyTrain was. If I said just LRT he would think CTrain, or hundreds of other tram systems. I was trying to explain it so he could visualise the difference, eg looks like monorail.
Tell me ROCH if you were trying to explain to someone what SkyTrain looks like would you say it looks like a monorail system of Ctrain system???
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Old May 17th, 2005, 05:58 AM   #44
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I wouldn't say either. It is a 3rd rail light rail. Better than traditional LRT, almost HRT.
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Old May 17th, 2005, 06:00 AM   #45
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I KNOW!!!!! I was just trying to help him visualize it so he doesn't think its a RedRocket or Ctrain which is what people think of when you say LRT.
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Old May 17th, 2005, 06:00 AM   #46
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I was trying to explain

"SkyTrain is a rapid transit system that unlike LRT "

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Old May 17th, 2005, 06:24 AM   #47
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Oh god, yet another ruined thread.
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Old May 17th, 2005, 07:40 AM   #48
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Fine..you win, it looks like a red-rocket and operates the same way.
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Old May 17th, 2005, 11:09 AM   #49
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The streetcars are really distinctive. I wonder if any city has the same model of streetcar, but just painted with a different livery?
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Actually, there is a small US city I believe in either Wisconson or Illinois that use old TTC rolling stock in their streetcar route.

http://www.trolleycar.org/observatio.../wey000318.htm

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The Red Rockets have a slightly wider track base than standard Streetcar/tram lines do they not?
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they operate non standard 10 Gauge
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can u post some of toroto's suburban railway train sets?
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http://transit.toronto.on.ca/

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Old May 18th, 2005, 03:36 PM   #55
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Old May 18th, 2005, 04:15 PM   #56
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i hope the new trams look sleaker!!! what is the Skytrain?
You know the SRT line in Scarborough? That's what Skytrain is (except SkyTrain is the entire "subway network" in Vancouver), plus it uses GO Transit-style honour fare system (no turnstyles etc).
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Old May 18th, 2005, 05:02 PM   #57
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^the Skytrain is the updated version, better capacity, better efficiency. Though I'd rather the SRT replaced with SRT instead of its upgraded version, though an upgrade would just take 2 years if the line was fully closed, instead of probably 3-5 years for the HRT to be constructed, which the SRT could run parrallel while the HRT is being constructed.
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If you need to know what they look like then think of a monorail system and stations. They use different technology and different trains but it gives you an idea.
SkyTrain is not for heavy passenger rates like a subway but are good for medium capacity. They are fast, effient, and have proven themselves to be very safe.
That said, they are a lot of money and if you can get the kind of ridership on a Rapid transit LRT then its way better bang for the buck.
Calgary's CTrain is an example of that.
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That's cool, Kenosha using TTC's old streetcars. And it connects to Chicago via Metra commuter rail. Pretty good for a small border town.
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