Trains Meet Downtown

Red Line cars meet each other in this view approaching Main Street Square from the north.  The train heading toward the camera has just crossed that street, and is "Not In Service."  Such runs, making simulated station stops, were seen often along the route several months after the line's opening.  It was a time when route was being readied for more frequent peak service. 

The Red Line started with an unusual schedule: trains ran every twelve minutes at all operating times, no matter the period of the day, or day of the week.  Later changes have cars running every six minutes during peak hours.  And late night headway is every eighteen minutes.  Service extends later into the early morning (six days a week) than is common in many other cities, until around 2:15 a.m. 

Non-rail vehicular traffic must turn right, onto Walker.  A prominent arrow points the way, and other signs also advise that a turn is necessary. 

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