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Old October 6th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #1241
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well, im pretty sure it has never been open on weekends or after 7pm for as long as i have been living in seattle, but i only moved here in 2004, so i suppose it could have been different before then. i definitely remember being confused by where i was supposed to catch the 71/2/3 when it was closed though.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 12:15 AM   #1242
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Hey does anyone know approximately how fast the light rail train will be traveling in the tunnel? If I'm not mistaken, buses in the past were allowed to travel up to 40 miles an hour down those tunnels, but I'm not sure if the train will do the same...
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Old October 7th, 2007, 03:17 AM   #1243
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Hey does anyone know approximately how fast the light rail train will be traveling in the tunnel? If I'm not mistaken, buses in the past were allowed to travel up to 40 miles an hour down those tunnels, but I'm not sure if the train will do the same...
I believe buses were limited to 35mph. Trains will operate at 35mph.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 03:18 AM   #1244
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well, im pretty sure it has never been open on weekends or after 7pm for as long as i have been living in seattle, but i only moved here in 2004, so i suppose it could have been different before then. i definitely remember being confused by where i was supposed to catch the 71/2/3 when it was closed though.
It is now back on the same hours it used to keep.

It makes sense to close it at night and on Sunday (it is open Saturday) - it costs money to operate, and it's no longer necessary for buses to use it when the bad traffic has died down for the evening.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 03:38 AM   #1245
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Okay so that means there won't be any difference riding the train or the bus in terms of speed in the bus tunnel right?
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Old October 7th, 2007, 05:00 AM   #1246
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It would be less confusing to run every route in the same place no matter what the time. I'd like the tunnel to be open 24/7 (do any of these routes go all night?) .
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Old October 7th, 2007, 07:14 AM   #1247
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Why is this thread continued to Part 2?
Is LRT rare?
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Old October 7th, 2007, 08:08 AM   #1248
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from the king county metro website-

Q. What are the operating hours of the tunnel?

A. Starting on Sept 24, 2007 the tunnel will be open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a significant amount of light rail training going on at night and on weekends in the months that follow reopening.

It's actually not open on saturdays, but I guess this partially explains it.

I still wish it was open for all hours the bus lines ran though.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 12:45 PM   #1249
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Q. What are the operating hours of the tunnel?

A. Starting on Sept 24, 2007 the tunnel will be open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a significant amount of light rail training going on at night and on weekends in the months that follow reopening.

It's actually not open on saturdays, but I guess this partially explains it.

I still wish it was open for all hours the bus lines ran though.
Thanks for the correction. I saw the gates up at ID station on Saturday and assumed it was open.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 12:48 PM   #1250
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It would be less confusing to run every route in the same place no matter what the time. I'd like the tunnel to be open 24/7 (do any of these routes go all night?) .
A few go pretty close, I think - the 71,72,73 run pretty late. I don't know if the 174/194 go in there, but they do too.

It doesn't really make sense to keep it open late until we have mass transit to bring people into downtown. We have a dearth of pedestrians in downtown in the evenings, and sucking some of them down into the tunnel just makes the streets less safe.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 06:47 PM   #1251
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The 174 goes in the tunnel, and is 24 hr.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #1252
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the 71,2,3 have a differently numbered late bus that comes all night long, but it's pretty sparse.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 08:21 AM   #1253
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Hey does anyone know approximately how fast the light rail train will be traveling in the tunnel? If I'm not mistaken, buses in the past were allowed to travel up to 40 miles an hour down those tunnels, but I'm not sure if the train will do the same...
I wonder if the trains will go to 55 mph between Capitol hill to Montlake. It's a long gap between stations. 35 mph sounds right because the stations are close together so it doesn't make sense to go 55 mph and it only saves several seconds of time.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 07:31 PM   #1254
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I wonder if the trains will go to 55 mph between Capitol hill to Montlake. It's a long gap between stations. 35 mph sounds right because the stations are close together so it doesn't make sense to go 55 mph and it only saves several seconds of time.
I'm almost positive the limit will be 55mph between Capitol Hill and Montlake, yes.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #1255
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The 174 goes in the tunnel, and is 24 hr.
I wouldn't call any Metro service 24 hour. 1am, 2:15, 3:30, and then 5:00am doesn't really count as 24 hour service in my book. I have to catch that 3:30 fairly often for an 8am flight - that hole in service affects me.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 02:56 AM   #1256
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The T-shirts are now available over the Internet:



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Old October 9th, 2007, 04:11 AM   #1257
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The T-shirts are now available over the Internet:



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great way to spam a good thread, u go man

especially posting same shit in diff threads
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Old October 9th, 2007, 04:23 AM   #1258
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great way to spam a good thread, u go man

especially posting same shit in diff threads
You are right. I shouldn't have posted the same thing in two different threads. I should have shown a different color:

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Old October 9th, 2007, 07:05 AM   #1259
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Retard.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 01:06 PM   #1260
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They come in red too:

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