On 08/09/17 23:51,prescottt@... [TramsDownUnder] wrote:
> I'm puzzled why they think they can get extra capacity out of the trains as a result of the grade separation? Level crossings don't constrict train operation. Grade separation is simply for the benefit of the road system.
They can run more frequent trains with out getting the ire of the road lobby? - Who then say the trains are adversely affecting the traffic and their number restricted.
The Sydney Tramway Museum was restricted by the RTA to not less than 5 minutes between crossings and a certain number (which I do not recall) per day (or week). The roads people could certainly have a good stab at such restrictions on a mainline railway crossing if they thought road traffic was being unduly affected.
Admittedly the Tram Museum doesn't have the clout of a mainline railway operation, but the idea is there.