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Old 09-16-2017, 10:14 AM
 
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What are some of the cities with underground LRT service. I know Dallas, St. Louis and San Francisco has it. Do you actually prefer it? I know in St. Louis is planning to introduce LRT street car within the next 10 years and I can see it being a disaster with the type of drivers we have. Some find that it adds to the streetscaping. What are your thoughts on LRT or modern streetcars vs LRT underground?
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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What are some of the cities with underground LRT service. I know Dallas, St. Louis and San Francisco has it. Do you actually prefer it? I know in St. Louis is planning to introduce LRT street car within the next 10 years and I can see it being a disaster with the type of drivers we have. Some find that it adds to the streetscaping. What are your thoughts on LRT or modern streetcars vs LRT underground?
I was praying St. Louis would keep the model the current system uses. It gives the system a more heavy rail feel and is faster than ground light rail. I know many urbanist would hate it, but I actually think St. Louis would benefit from running the light rail next to highway ROWs.
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:33 PM
 
Location: The City
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Philly has multiple light rail lines converge underground in the core at multiple stations and link with subways and regional rail in the underground stations. It has for 80 or 90 years now
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:35 PM
 
Location: The City
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So does Boston and their green lines
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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So does Boston and their green lines
Some of the orange line is underground now, I rode on it when I was a teenager and those sections were still an EL train back then.

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Old 09-16-2017, 08:11 PM
 
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Edmonton and Pittsburgh have a portion of their light rail system's run underground thru their respective downtowns.



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Old 09-16-2017, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Some of the orange line is underground now, I rode on it when I was a teenager and those sections were still an EL train back then.

Sorry, but the orange line is Boston is not considered light rail. It's heavy rail
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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Los Angeles has 2 out of 6 lines of the Metro rail system fully underground (22 miles length). Those two lines are heavy rail, not LRT. The 4 other Metro rail lines are LRT and mostly above ground (street level or elevated) except for underground portions of a few lines that run into downtown Los Angeles.

There are total of 105 miles of Metro rail lines, with more under construction, especially towards Montclair to the east. LA is host of the 2028 Olympics and plans are being made to get Metro connected to LA Intl Airport. Also there are efforts to get stations near UCLA, site of the 2028 Olympic Village housing.
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:58 PM
 
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The Buffalo Metro Rail LRT includes several miles of underground section along with a surface section between the Theater District and Canalside. An updated underground station has recently been completed connected to the new University at Buffalo Medical School, just north of downtown. Expansion of the underground section into suburban Amherst are currently being considered.
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Most of Seattle's recent light rail is built underground, including downtown to Capital hill to the U-district. This will extend to Northgate.
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