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Old 08-28-2016, 01:28 PM
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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FWIW, I've enjoyed this streetcar video immensely and hope that others will too. Whoever made it did a bang-up job; this little baby zips right along, accompanied by a great soundtrack! My only disappointment is that the video ends abruptly at the Banks rather than swinging back up Main St. into the CBD and then returning to its starting point within OTR - thus omitting between 1/3rd to 1/2th of the actual route.


(a) 0:28/in OTR on Elm, streetcar crosses Liberty, heading N;
(b) 0:50-1:10/streetcar heads into restricted maintenance area
while cameraman travels up and around to re-meet it on Race, heading S;

(c) 2:00-2:50/streetcar leaves OTR, cruising Central Pkwy before entering CBD;
(d) 2:50-3:55/streetcar travels Walnut through CBD;

(e) 3:55/streetcar descends to cross FWW and enter the Banks.

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Old 08-29-2016, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by ZnGuy View Post
3 mile run seems pretty darn short. Sound more like a novelty to me. Are there plans to make larger and money appropriated for extension? What is difference between 'light rail' and 'streetcar'. I know when Charlotte put streetcar system in many of areas were run down where rail went thru and now it's new and nice commercial and residential properties. And they continue to extend the system. The rail benefits from tens of thousands Bankers that commute to the city every day (BOA/WF)

There is a difference between light rail and streetcar in Charlotte. The light rail is the commuter system that goes from Uptown (their downtown) to the south end of the city. I think the original blue line (south) is 10 miles and they are adding other sections that go north 10 or so miles.

The Charlotte streetcar is a system that runs east and west and connects a hospital and college campus with Uptown. It's only 1.5 miles long right now.

I think the key difference between the "light rail" and "streetcar" is speed. The Light rail can go up to 55 between long stops and the streetcar goes 15 mph. They also look different, the light rail looks more like commuter train and the streetcar looks more boxy.

I used the light rail for a few years in Charlotte to commute and I loved it.
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:36 AM
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Generally, light rail has a grade separated, designated right a way and does not offer many points of access. A streetcar is generally for local traffic, and usually stops every 3 blocks or less.
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