Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Rail Transit Distances

How far does each mode go?

Streetcar:  1-4 miles   (Sugarhouse)
Light Rail: 8 - 15 miles  (TRAX)
Commuter Rail: 20-40 miles  (FrontRunner)
Inter-City Rail: 60-300 miles (Amtrak Acela?)

So Winston-Salem to Greenboro is really talking about Commuter Rail, not light rail or BRT. Funny to think that UTA has now stretch FrontRunner from Ogden to Provo. 88 miles, give or take. Stations every ten miles. While TRAX has stations every mile or so. Ergo Inter-City rail has stations every 100 miles or so? Acela stopping every 30 miles or so.