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Old September 17th, 2019, 11:52 PM   #141
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What's the reason going for low-floor in a completely grade separated system where even above ground stations are built to a scope that rivals a mid-sized European main line railway station?

Don't they want to have all the benefits of door placements and passenger ergonomics (when it comes to passenger exchange flow) that comes with high-floor vehicles when they do not utilize any cost saving potential in infrastructure that comes with low-floor technology?
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Old September 18th, 2019, 01:54 AM   #142
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Because at first they weren't sure if they were going to let it run street level in some places. They decided to keep it entirely grade-seperated, but the low-floor design stuck around.
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Old September 18th, 2019, 12:44 PM   #143
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Because at first they weren't sure if they were going to let it run street level in some places. They decided to keep it entirely grade-seperated, but the low-floor design stuck around.
But that must have been years before they completed detailed designs and tendered them. I really would like to know if there is some sort of reasoning that I'm not aware of they did the same thing for Calgary's Green Line.
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Old September 18th, 2019, 03:22 PM   #144
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Well rumor has it that designing for low floor vehicles is somehow cheaper. I personally find it hard to imagine if you're building entire station structures anyway, but oh well.
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Well rumor has it that designing for low floor vehicles is somehow cheaper. I personally find it hard to imagine if you're building entire station structures anyway, but oh well.
Maybe in the later phases we'll see stations with lighter structure...
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Old October 14th, 2019, 04:55 AM   #146
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Egan: The city talked a good game on LRT, but then came prime time
Oct 10, 2019
Ottawa Citizen Excerpt

I was contemplating scribbling a humourous guide to riding the LRT — welcome aboard Ottawa, our doors are always open! — except for one little thing.

It isn’t funny — $2.1 billion later, in the first full week, people are walking downtown from stalled trains, or leaping over fences, or feeling trapped in stations instead of transported in tunnels. This is screwed up, royally so. (Things were so bad on Wednesday that Mayor Jim Watson nearly said “a real swear word.”)

If this were a new car, honestly, we’d be throwing the keys at the dealer and asking for a refund. There were, literally, thousands of people inconvenienced this week and we’re lucky nothing tragic happened in all this herding of confused crowds up and down, hither and yon. What awaits in the depths of January?

If only to put on paper what everyone is saying: the doors on the new trains open and close 80,000 times a day, the only real “interface” between people and the interior of the vehicle. Passengers are wonderful, except when they’re not. From experience, we know the doors will be pushed, kicked, leaned on, jammed, pried, scratched, probably barfed and pissed on, the full range of human weirdness.

More : https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local...ame-prime-time
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Who would think some train doors would cause half of Canada civil service to start popping valium all of a sudden?
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Old October 15th, 2019, 11:55 PM   #148
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Sounds like lack of experience in running rail based intensive transit. As it is first line lke that in Ottawa it is understandable (up to a point)

Steep learning curve

Hopefully they will learn quickly.
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