Thursday, September 17, 2009

5th and Market, Track Configuration

"J", a reader of my blog, wondered why the Streetcar got blocked at 5th and Market. Below are photos from the intersection. The video featured a Type 4 train, which are longer than Type 1-3 trainsets. The anatomy of the street car made it harder to turn once the center portion of the car reached this section of the turn. The MAX Signal system assumes the MAX is clear, therefore giving the Streetcar Signal the go ahead, casing the tight situation was seen in the video.

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