Why Can't SMART Run Six Trains At A Time?
Author: Lloyd Christmas
Date: 05-19-2017 - 10:47

SMART's new schedule put out this week shows they only will only be running four trains. The trains will leave the north end of the line on 1/2 hour headways starting at 4:49am. All four will do two roundtrips. Unfortunately four trains means there will be a 1.5 hour gap in service on the line before the first train of the morning can get back to the north end of the the line and head south. This 1.5 hour gap between trains falls right in the middle of the commute period.

If SMART was running six trains there would be no gap. Six trains are what you need for 1/2 hour headway commute service.

SMART published a draft schedule in November showing six trains in operation. Obviously, something has changed since then such that they can only run four trains.

Does anyone have an explanation?



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Why Can't SMART Run Six Trains At A Time? Lloyd Christmas 05-19-2017 - 10:47
  Re: Why Can't SMART Run Six Trains At A Time? Joe M. 05-19-2017 - 10:59
  Re: Why Can't SMART Run Six Trains At A Time? Carr 05-19-2017 - 11:12
  Re: Why Can't SMART Run Six Trains At A Time? Lloyd Christmas 05-19-2017 - 11:23
  Storage Not An Issue Lloyd Christmas 05-19-2017 - 11:20
  Re: Storage Not An Issue Snips 05-19-2017 - 11:29
  Re: Storage Not An Issue Lloyd Christmas 05-19-2017 - 11:37
  Re: Storage Not An Issue Snips 05-19-2017 - 12:58
  Re: C CAR MIDDLE ONE was never made david i 05-19-2017 - 13:48
  Change Order Was Made For 2 As and 2 Bs Lloyd Christmas 05-19-2017 - 15:57
  Re: Change Order Was Made For 2 As and 2 Bs sklinck1 05-19-2017 - 17:59
  Re: Change Order Was Made For 2 As and 2 Bs theconductor 05-19-2017 - 19:46
  Re: PASSING SIDINGS david i 05-19-2017 - 20:37
  Re: PASSING SIDINGS Lloyd Christmas 05-19-2017 - 23:25
  Re: PASSING SIDINGS HUTCH 7.62 05-20-2017 - 09:30
  Re: PASSING SIDINGS Lloyd Christmas 05-20-2017 - 10:24
  Re: C CAR MIDDLE ONE was never made Joe 05-19-2017 - 22:54
  Re: C CAR MIDDLE ONE was never made Snips 05-20-2017 - 10:27
  Re: Why Can't SMART Run Six Trains At A Time? SP5103 05-21-2017 - 15:57
  Re: Why Can't SMART Run Six Trains At A Time? Johnny Paycheck 05-21-2017 - 21:17
  Hindsight is 20/20 Dave L 05-22-2017 - 11:37
  Re: Hindsight is 20/20 synonymouse 05-22-2017 - 12:43
  Re: Hindsight is 20/20 Espee2472 05-22-2017 - 14:44
  Re: Hindsight is 20/20 Dr Zarkoff 05-22-2017 - 17:33
  Re: Hindsight is 20/20 synonymouse 05-22-2017 - 18:45
  Re: Hindsight is 20/20 Dr Zarkoff 05-22-2017 - 20:44
  Re: Hindsight is 20/20 mook 05-22-2017 - 21:38


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