Officials tout Peterborough as key part of new Toronto-Quebec City high-frequency rail line

 

News article: Officials tout Peterborough as key part of new Toronto-Quebec City high-frequency rail line

Peterborough last had a passenger rail service in 1990 but will now be a focal part of the new Toronto-Quebec City high-frequency rail line.

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
High Frequency Lines are perhaps something that has not been explored in enough detail in Australia.

What really defines high frequency is there a number a tipping point?

Officials tout Peterborough as key part of new Toronto-Quebec City high-frequency rail line

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  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
10 minute services or less.
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

800km in 9.5hrs: impressive
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
High Frequency Lines are perhaps something that has not been explored in enough detail in Australia.

What really defines high frequency is there a number a tipping point?

Officials tout Peterborough as key part of new Toronto-Quebec City high-frequency rail line
bevans
The main reason Via are touting this is because of the fact that, like most North American passenger operators, have to deal with freight companies owning the track and all the perks of that. ie them, performing subpar maintenance, arranging poor times for pass services, and being another layer of red tape to cut through in order to perform upgrades. Unlike here, were pass has priority due to the governments and passenger operators retaining track. Would some like this be built here? probably not, as this project seems to be needed to get around freight rail companies kicking their heels in more than anything with regards to Via rail's services and there desire for upgrades and modernisation.

Its really just a poor mans hsr or "Faster" rail, with a better frequency and timetabling. Here, we should logically jump to a segregated high speed line if needed to free up space for freight if timetabling ever becomes an issue, however I see than as highly unlikely in this country.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
10 minute services or less.
freightgate
You do realise the distance between Toronto and Quebec City? This ain't a bloody metro line!
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
10 minute services or less.
freightgate

Generally I would accept that but this is less for peak hour services but for a definition of what would be a high frequency service 10 minutes or 6 trains per hour would be the minimum I would think on a busy line.

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