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Check out this graphic from ST comparing light rail systems around the country with what will get built here if Prop. 1 passes this autumn. A couple of these systems are very old, Philadelphia’s system is the original streetcar system and the Green Line in Boston is a full 110 years old. But comparing the modern systems to what Link will be is pretty interesting I think.

13 Replies to “Comparison of Link to Other Transit Systems”

    1. I think theRide is only about 40 miles. That number must include the incomplete (but approved) FasTracks expansions which are taking advantage of defunct short line rights of way for about half of the proposed track mileage.

      1. And TheRide opened its first line in 1994. But 40 miles of track is still impressive for about 25 years.

  1. MLK way is non-exclusive. The transit tunnel will share with buses at the outset.

    I wonder about tables like this when I see glaring inaccuracies. The station spacing for Muni is not 8.3 miles, for example.

    1. Muni has six stations and 50 miles, so 8.3 is accurate from a certain point of view.

      The rest are “stops” but out there it is much more like a streetcar or a bus, and it doesn’t necessarily stop at each one.

  2. How did they come up with 81 miles for St. Louis? I can’t think of any way to slice up their 46-mile system to come up with 81 miles. And a 2.9 m station spacing?

  3. “How did they come up with 81 miles for St. Louis? I can’t think of any way to slice up their 46-mile system to come up with 81 miles”

    Same question applies to Portland. Perhaps one mile of double tracked service counts as two miles?

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