Elevated rail services that are easily accessible and located to serve significant concentrations of riders and attractive destinations provide high levels of service to large numbers of patrons. When all of these conditions are met, modern electric rail trains can provide high quality, efficient service on their exclusive rail rights of way. Unimpeded by the conditions and conflicts encountered by at grade rail systems, elevated rail trains provide smooth and efficient service to passengers and operators alike.
Able to maintain much greater speeds, with little or no delay or conflict, elevated rail services outperform all other forms of rail transportation. Elevated rail systems are virtually free of potentials for collisions or other accidents that are so prevalent with at grade rail systems; and do not have to be scheduled around, or in deference to any other mode of transportation.
Well-maintained, modern elevated rail trains provide high quality rider service that is reliable and safe when stations, station areas and parking facilities are built and maintained in equally high quality and safe conditions. Transitions to other modes or lines of transportation can extend the quality and efficiency of elevated rail services, and should be enhanced and planned for at every opportunity.