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Interesting! To be honest, it feels like there are too many stops downtown :( I think that's a big difference between Edmonton's transit network vs other cities I've been to or lived in. They'll have one for every 3-4 that we do. Though those were not winter cities. How do you all feel about our stop density?
I feel it makes sense as the line is low-floor and 'streetcar-esque', so more frequent stops then a high floor LRT but less than a full-on streetcar.
 

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it's 1 stop every 3-ish blocks, right? on average? that's what the C-train has, it's what the 'EL' in Chicago has, (those are two systems i've had to use recently, hence my referring to them) and from what i see in maps, other systems like Ottawa have similar spacing downtown. I don't think this spacing is unusual, given downtown is the focus of the whole system.
It does slow down trough-traffic somewhat, but i think the spacing still makes sense, especially for the Valley line. I mean, of all the places where stops seem superfluous, or two stops could be condensed into one, i thin kthere are places outside the core that are more odd choices. I'm thinking of (jus as talking points, not really advocating for closure etc) the 116st and 120st stops on the VLW, Woodvale/Millburn and Grey Nuns on VLSE, Mckernan and South Campus on the Capital Line, and the two Blatchford stations. To simply ship people from as far afield as the train reaches, across the city, as quickly as possible, these stops oughtta go. but they exist, slowing down commutes for other reasons.

good discussion point though. tbh i think the station density DT is good. as the slowness becomes more of an issue, other lines (like down whyte ave) become more justified, and then we get more lines and a better fleshed-out network!
 

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Interesting! To be honest, it feels like there are too many stops downtown :( I think that's a big difference between Edmonton's transit network vs other cities I've been to or lived in. They'll have one for every 3-4 that we do. Though those were not winter cities. How do you all feel about our stop density?

Huh, that happens to be exactly what I LOVE about the Valley Line!! Having stops be more frequent in downtown than outside of it makes the accessibility of the system awesome in an area that needs that accessibility. A low-floor LRT line has the precedent to have a stop every couple of blocks as well.
 

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