- Apr 28, 2020
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Reliability: clear win for the Subway Alt on this one, as the Surface Alt will have twice as much street-running (even with dedicated lanes); but, the story is still a little more complicated because the Subway Alt will have to compete with a number of other routes in the subway -- if strategic turnbacks were included in the Surface Alt, there could be more flexibility to recover from delays; the Surface Alt would also be immune to any cascading delays on the rest of the LRT network
Fascinating post as usual, and I might go back and add more comments later once I've calmed downs from Bruins-induced irritation. Having experienced quite a few encounters with that atrocious intersection at Summer and the surface route where the South Station offramp comes up from the tunnel, I feel like it would be potentially nightmarish to try and run LRT through there, at least at rush hour. The degree to which that chunk of road gridlocks is nasty. Obviously there are ways to mitigate that to a degree, but I don't know that I love the idea of any project that plans a surface run through there given what I worry it would do to its reliability at peak times.