- Mar 30, 2011
Maybe a solution here would be a passenger flow system, a bit like in the old PCC streetcars, in which passengers board at one door and disembark at the other so you never get a counterflow in the aisle. Or as you get on many urban buses for that matter.I think I DO know what the cause of delays on Brightline are. I think the majority is the inability to disembark and load passengers efficiently. When I rode, people sat in their seats until the train came to a full stop. This made folks on the platform think that no one was getting off. So they board and when the folks getting off are finally ready to get out, there's congestion and confusion in the vestibule. It's a cultural thing, I think - as many Americans aren't used to fast-turnaround loading and unloading on non-commuter type trains.
Just a crazy idea.