Re: Sure, why not?
Author: laff trak
Date: 02-07-2024 - 08:00

HSR is good for distances up to 400-500 miles as a faster replacement for driving. 3-4 hours on a train vs 4-8 hours driving is competitive. As with most rail, it's best when there's some intermediate traffic to serve, not just end-to-end flyover. At shorter distances (a few hundred miles) HSR can beat air travel time when all the airport hassles and local access time are included - yes, some of those apply to the train as well, but if there are suburban stations in addition to downtown they can be reduced considerably. BLW to Vegas fits this category.

Properly done, HSR can eat United Express/Skywest's lunch.

None of that applies to LA-PHX. It's too far, and there's essentially no intermediate traffic to help pay the bills. So I'd see LA-PHX as something done with a different technology a long time in the future. Or else, perhaps, as an overnight train where you're selling lodging as well as transportation.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Brightline to AZ - next phase? ? 02-06-2024 - 20:39
  Re: Brightline to AZ - next phase? ? 02-06-2024 - 20:49
  Sure, why not? Pepe 02-06-2024 - 22:32
  Re: Sure, why not? laff trak 02-07-2024 - 08:00
  Re: Sure, why not? Mayor of Yermo 02-07-2024 - 09:33
  Re: Sure, why not? laff trak 02-07-2024 - 09:53
  Laughable for sure, Stewie wants a 4-mile tunnel under Wickenburg, thinks unicorns poop out money to pay for it Whatever 02-07-2024 - 10:15
  Re: Sure, why not? LMAO.... We can't even keep LOSSAN open.... BOB2 02-07-2024 - 10:36
  So hsr is good for "up to 400-500 miles" but LA-Phx is too far at 372 miles? Fullerton at 356 miles? Riverside at 320 miles? LA-Palm Springs not an intermediate market? Upon further review 02-07-2024 - 20:22
  Re: So hsr is good for "up to 400-500 miles" but LA-Phx is too far at 372 miles? Fullerton at 356 miles? Riverside at 320 miles? LA-Palm Springs not an intermediate market? laff trak 02-08-2024 - 12:18
  So Brightline Vegas is estimated at $12 billion, but you claim Inland Empire-PHX would be $100 billion to build? U sure bout that? 02-10-2024 - 17:24


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