Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rail Cars – Life Cycle

The reality is that a rail car has a longer life cycle than a bus.  However, when one factors into the cost of the vehicle, the per passenger cost for LRT is twice the per passenger cost for BRT.    So even with the longer life of a rail vehicle and its much higher capacity, it is much more expensive.
Data source: McCormick, Rankin Corporation for the Greater Toronto Services Board

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