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    Edmonton | Valley Line LRT | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

    Those belts are the tackiest things I've ever seen...
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    Edmonton | Valley Line LRT | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

    Not sure. The Tawatina piers are a much different design from the guideway piers
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    Arc Smart Fare System

    it's quite cool, I was also able to tap my phone and pay for multiple riders at once
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    LRT Expansion Planning

    Must be accounting for smoke breaks
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    Edmonton | Valley Line LRT | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

    Maybe, but Calgary is already 3m of room between the two tracks vs 3.5 on VL. A much chunkier guideway just for .5m extra?
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    Edmonton | Valley Line LRT | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

    No idea why they didn't just copy Calgary's bridge. It's basically a proven skytrain design in a cold weather climate, why come up with this overbuilt behemoth
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    Edmonton | Valley Line LRT | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

    Or is the guideway oversized? 🤔
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    Capital Line LRT

    To be fair to us 7th Avenue still works exceptionally well. Other LRT systems in American downtowns however...
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    EllisDon to Lead Prairie Link High-Speed Rail Partners - Edm-RD-Cal

    Texas Central had brought on Renfe as an operator, so there's that.
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    EllisDon to Lead Prairie Link High-Speed Rail Partners - Edm-RD-Cal

    Self driving cars will never travel bumper to bumper at highway speeds, and if you think about it safety regs and tolerances will force them to keep a distance greater than many human drivers. Even autonomous trains running on fixed infrastructure need a large enough stopping distance between...
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    EllisDon to Lead Prairie Link High-Speed Rail Partners - Edm-RD-Cal

    Exactly, let the self driving cars improve until they can function like normal human drivers and use the existing infrastructure, as soon as you start spending money on self driving specific infrastructure it completely defeats the point. We already have an "automated car network" lol
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    EllisDon to Lead Prairie Link High-Speed Rail Partners - Edm-RD-Cal

    I wonder how nearly every town between Calgary and Edmonton came into existence and was serviced before autos came around...
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    Edmonton | Valley Line LRT | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

    IMO there's no such thing as too much testing
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    Edmonton | Valley Line LRT | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

    Plus the gigantic gantry for stringing together the precast girders looks cool as hell
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    EllisDon to Lead Prairie Link High-Speed Rail Partners - Edm-RD-Cal

    There'll be passing tracks so not all trains will stop there anyways I think the idea is that the station itself will be the catalyst for density and connections:

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