@Noahpinion@ClimateOfGavin@juliagalef Often delays in commuter rail are the result of delays in long-distance trains sharing same branch, and the nature of current long-distance (pseudo-HSR) compounds the problem further.
@Noahpinion@ClimateOfGavin@juliagalef If currently long-distance trains are running on the same line as rural/short distance, segregated HSR reduces congestion in line which allows for more/better rural connections, and better experience for everyone.
@k__inv@Crossrail The tunnel itself is not very expensive, but you are excavating thousands of cubic metres of soil. That is a logistical and environmental problem and something very significant and unknown until now has to be thought to solve that problem.
I am looking forward to it too 😃
@k__inv@Crossrail If there is a breakdown of costs I could assess.
Even if overall there is not enough demand, you need to size the peak capacity, not the average capacity.
What is the use case and what is competing against? I fail to understand. Tunnels are very expensive.