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Old Posted Nov 13, 2020, 3:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Good Baklava View Post
True BRT has its own ROW separated from traffic similar to a rail line. Beyond being cheaper, they have the added advantage of being easily upgraded to LRT as ridership increases. You just need a classic bus and the ROW lets you zoom past traffic. I’ve had the chance to ride the new system in Gatineau and it’s definitely cutting travel times between Hull and Gatineau proper. I actually think it was built on an abandoned freight line, because it reused an old iron bridge.
Yes, the corridor is that of an old freight rail line, though the tracks are still there so not abandoned.

It has a mix of grade separations and traffic signals (with bus priority) in spots where it crosses the regular road network.
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