Comment 118247

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted May 04, 2016 at 13:53:21 in reply to Comment 118237

I don't think they should double the number of stops, but they should consider adding four or five in underserved or dense areas.

Note that Grenoble's line B is 10.5km and has 22 stations, so we would still be quite a bit more widely spaced with 17 stops over 11 km. Their latest line E, which serves distant suburban areas, is 11.7km long and has 17 stations.

Speed is important (it should be significantly faster than the buses), but much of the speed gain over buses comes from signal priority and dedicated rights of way. And we are thinking of the speed advantage not just now, but in 20-30 years when Hamilton is a much denser city with a bigger population (especially along the line).

Possible additional stops could include:

Cline

Locke

Ferguson

Gage Park

Cline fills in the 1.5 km gap (and would prepare for future intensification), while the others are all major destinations and fill in large gaps.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2016-05-04 14:02:08

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