Light Rail riders will wait longer before a train arrives.
- On-street LRTs are driver-operated, and can’t operate as frequently as our driverless SkyTrain.
- Drivers come with a labour cost, meaning lower frequencies during less busy hours.
- Due to higher operating costs, off-peak frequencies could be lower than the current 96 B-Line.
A driverless system will be able to run frequently even very late at night, early in the morning, whenever you want to travel. Light rail, bound by labor costs, will always be pressured to cut frequency outside the peak period…
From Human Transit: “Frequency and Freedom on Driverless Rapid Transit”
* Human Transit is the professional blog of consulting transit planner Jarrett Walker.
Lower frequencies • longer waits