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You’re treating trams the same as heavy rail when they are very different. They are only signalled at traffic lights, and rely on the driver to avoid collisions with traffic and other trams. The brakes and wheels, combined with the lower speeds, allow for very rapid stopping.
One of the tramlines I rode on in Amsterdam was double-tracked and carried about one tram every thrity seconds, with only minimal queuing of trams at stops. The trams in Amsterdam are not as advanced as the ones we’re using.