I'm going by the region's quoted length (19 km), the distance they used for all the design papers back when the system was being proposed. I checked the distances as well, and the route itself is about 16 km, but when you include the split sections, it increases to 19 km.almost 20km? The line is like 16km by my measurement.
What is the as-built PPD?After more than 300,000 people rode the ION for free, the Region of Waterloo says rides remained up across the system even after people had to pay.kitchener.ctvnews.ca
During the paid period, average daily ridership is 14K PPD, with an additional 8-10K PPD across the entire system. As expected, ridership dropped by less than 50%.
PPD can range from anything, as passengers can get on and off between stops, but assuming that the PPD would be passengers travelling from Conestoga to Fairview,What is the as-built PPD?
A fence?I spotted some pedestrian "encouragement" at Northfield station today. The wall on the platform seemed to mostly be respected, but the cones were (clearly) completely ineffective. I'm curious to see what the permanent solution will be here and at the other stations with poor pedestrian accessibility.
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I wouldn't really call every 10 minutes "poor". It's been just fine for the summer, even on the empty side.I guess now we know why the frequencies are so poor:
I would. And did. I don't get how a rapid transit trunk line is allowed to have frequency that poor. Imagine you just miss the train, and then just miss your bus connection on the other end. 20 mins added to your trip. Routes like these should be at least 3-5 mins at peak, and 5-7 mins off-peak.I wouldn't really call every 10 minutes "poor".