Frequency of J'lem light rail trains set to increase

By MELANIE LIDMAN
September 23, 2012 19:21

Due to increased pressure on the light rail, trains will come with increasing frequency starting this week.

The Transportation Ministry has renegotiated the contract with CityPass so that trains will come every 5.5 minutes during rush hour, instead of every 7 minutes.

During non-peak hours until 4:30 p.m., the train will come every 7.5 minutes, instead of the current 10 minutes. From 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., the light rail will run every 6.5 minutes.

The light rail serves approximately 100,000 passengers per day. Last week, the municipality released figures that foot traffic has increased by 41% in the downtown as a result of greater accessibility from the light rail.


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