An innovative design for safe and accessible light rail/tram stops suitable for streetcar style conditions

This paper describes a new tram stop design termed the 'easy access stop'. The design incorporates a speed hump/cushion which also acts as a platform to both enable level boarding access to low floor trams and slow passing traffic. The design has proven a cost effective means of enabling safe tram stop access in streetcar style conditions. The paper reviews international experience with streetcar style stops and identifies the context for tram stop design. It describes the new design and outlines its impact and performance.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: Transportation Research Board 85th Annual Meeting compendium of papers CD-ROM, January 22-26, 2006, Washington, DC

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01388180
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 12:39AM