Get Ready for Light Rail Nightmares, Seattle

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1

I think that's a tad hyperbolic Katie. A few more minutes and a switch from one train to another. An annoyance at most. Certainly not a clusterfuck.

2

Bike commuters will welcome the opportunity to moan about how much more difficult it is for them, even if they won't admit it.

3

"Capitol Hill"

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@3: She made a pun, not a typo.

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@4: Yeah. I guess that's why she fixed it.

6

There's a streetcar.

Use it.

No seriously, it takes you from the Cap Hill station to just past the ID station

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Trains at rush hour, both AM and PM, are already dangerously over-crowded going into downtown from the south. I do it every day and it sucks. I'm no transit engineer, but if the time between trains doubles, the number of bodies double. I can stand inconvenience (e.g., longer wait times, transfers), but this just sounds dangerous. It's much worse now than when the Seattle Times covered the issue 3 years ago. Not hyperbolic in the least.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/sound-transit-keeping-close-eye-on-crowded-light-rail-trains/

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@7 All trains will have 4 cars, so the number of bodies will double but there will be 33% more space.

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oh noes the tiny % of the city's commuters that use a bike might get slightly inconvenienced for a short time?!! PROTEST!!!!