Ken Larsen's website - Light rail at-grade vs level-separated crossings

 

Here are a couple of photos which illustrate the difference between an "at-grade" crossing and a "level separated" crossing:

 

At-grade crossing

On the DOLRT route, there will be over 40 of these. 

Traffic will be halted for 50 seconds for each train crossing. 

There will be approximately 150 crossings per day on each such road. 

That's over 2 hours per day of blocking traffic on each such road!
   
Level-separated or aerial crossing

Trains and cars are safely separated. 


This image appears on the GoTriangle website.  There are no images of at-grade crossings.  This is because GoTriangle wants the public to believe that the whole route is level separated. 
   
False claim on GoTriangle's website. 

 

 

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