Similar Examples of Inter-city Rail Connections
Toronto, CA
Montreal, CA
Vancouver, CA
Salt Lake City, USA
FrontRunner
Toronto, CA - Go Transit

Start of Service: 1967

Metropolitan population at start of service: 2.3 million

Current system length and stations: 452km and 66 stations

Daily Ridership: 215,500

Info: Started as a 3 year pilot project to replace Canadian National service which was ending. Half of the system is in the process of electrification to increase train times. Owns 80% of tracks it runs on.

 
Montreal, CA - Exo (AMT)

Start of Service: 1859 (First phase), 1996 as AMT

Metropolitan population at start of service: 3.3 million in 1996

Current system length and stations: 246.6km and 62 stations

Daily Ridership: 83,100

Info: Operates on tracks owned by Canadian National and Canadian Pacific who relinquished their passenger service to Montreal Urban Community Transportation Corporation in 1982.

 
Vancouver, CA - West Coast Express

Start of Service: 1995

Metropolitan population at start of service: 1.8 million

Current system length and stations: 69km and 8 stations

Daily Ridership: 10,000

Info: Operated by the Metro Vancouver transit operator Translink, provides service to inland suburbs. Operated by Bombardier, trains run on tracks owned by Canadian Pacific.

 
Ottawa, CA - Trillium Line (First Phase)

Start of Service: 2001

Metropolitan population at start of service: 1.1 million

Current system length and stations: 8km and 5 stations

Daily Ridership: 18,600

Info: A pilot project as an alternative to busways using diesel power LRT like trains. Runs on existing Canadian Pacific tracks that required time sharing with freight trains. Trains were not North American crash compatible but were allowed with approval from Transport Canada.

 
Salt Lake City, USA - FrontRunner

Start of Service: 2008

Metropolitan population at start of service: 1.1 million

Current system length and stations: 142km and 17 stations

Daily Ridership: 17,600

Info: Located in the fasted growing State, FrontRunner was originally a test using trains borrowed from California. Approximately 25 trains run per day with majority of them during rush hour. Trains run hourly outside of rush hour. Similar metropolitan layout to Calgary.

 
Albuquerque, USA - New Mexico Rail Runner Express

Start of Service: 2006

Metropolitan population at start of service: 817K

Current system length and stations: 156km and 15 stations

Daily Ridership: 2983

Info: Travel in the Albuquerque region was isolated along I25 corridor similar to Highway 2 in Alberta. Runs on tracks owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe company. Smallest metro area in North America with commuter rail.

 
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