Waverail Questions & Answers

December 4, 2009

I think your technology is just part of the potential solution NOT THE KEY

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 10:16 am

Submitted by xyz (email address supplied) via Waverail webpage 11/27/2009


Waverail makes it possible to render trains competitive, to abolish bus services on main roads, and to bring stations near most Sydney homes. It is thus pivotal in overcoming Sydney’s public transport crisis.

How does Waverail do this?
Sydney’s trains are, like other trains, an uneasy compromise between speed on one side  and the number of stations on the other. People demand more stations and the consequential low overall speed, among other factors, makes rail uncompetitive.

Motorists will switch if train travel matches motor traffic speed. Trains indeed can deliver this, but only if they have next to no stations. Thus, essentially only express trains are competitive trains. For Sydney, trains would be fast enough if there were stops only at Parramatta, Penrith, Hornsby, Liverpool, Campbelltown and Sutherland.

Waverail in turn, lacking long distance capability, can provide fast transport with an acceptably dense network grid, including all those stations abandoned by rail. It would thus more than fill the gap left by streamlining the rail system.

Main road bus services become obsolete. However, local suburban bus service will still have to be provided in low density areas not serviced by Waverail.

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