Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Practical North-South LRT Alternative

For less than $50 million, Ottawa Can Meet its North-South LRT Needs and Serve Citizens Faster and More Conveniently.

The capacity of the current O-Train could easily be upgraded by a factor of four times simply by running double car trains and doubling service frequency from every 15-minutes to every 7.5 minutes. These would represent sufficient peak hour and daily capacity for IBI’s ridership projections through to 2031. With modest line and station improvements, and single-track extension to a Leitrim Park & Ride, the peak hour capacity of this approach would be in excess of 9,000 riders at a total capital cost of well less than $50 million.

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