“On Monday, Westword ran a piece by reporter Teague Bohlen trashing RTD over the new L Line and its impact on service. It’s good to have your eyes peeled for backdoor service reductions, but this isn’t one of them: The L Line service pattern should make Denver’s light rail system more reliable for all riders.
The reason the L Line was split off from the D Line is all about reliability, as Streetsblog reported last week. Northbound D trains were causing cascading delays throughout the system because they had to wait for southbound D trains to clear a one-track section. The L Line’s simpler route will help prevent those bottlenecks.
But Bohlen didn’t even mention the single-track section along Welton Street that was knotting up the D Line and causing delays to ripple out to other lines. With the L Line preventing those delays, riders who use the downtown loop now stand to save time.”
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Sachs, David. StreetsBlog Denver 25 January 2018.