We would like to share this hilarious image portraying the effects of a single blockage of light rail tracks in Toronto. The streetcars are lined up in front of a broken-down car.
The tracks prevent the many streetcars from moving around this broken vehicle. While track blockages are a reliability problem faced by all rail systems, the risk can be exacerbated for light rail systems that are placed in risky on-street rights-of-way, as there may be several vehicle and pedestrian crossings that serve as possible conflicts.
The City of Surrey has planned to build light rail in a similar way. Apparently, the image above is what Surrey wants.