BC Transit is building a 22-km rapid transit line linking Vancouver, Canada, with Burnaby and New Westminster to the east; the first segment will open in 1986. This Advanced Light Rapid Transit (ALRT) concept, of Canadian origin, features linear induction motors and steerable trucks. A former single-track railroad tunnel has been converted to two levels for double-track transit and much of the remainder of the line is on a new elevated structure. Extensions are already authorized and additional lines are being planned. The Seltrac system is used for automatic train control and other fuctions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Press

    Quadrant House, The Quadrant
    Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS,   England 
  • Authors:
    • O'CONNOR, M J
  • Publication Date: 1985

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  • Accession Number: 00399808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1985 12:00AM