Tramway and LRT in Italy: The Case of Florence and General Issues

The introduction recalls some aspects of the remarkable Tramway Renaissance in the last three decades. It took place also in Italy, although not so widely as in France. After a general picture of the Italian pre-existent and new networks, the case of Florence is deeply examined, as a most significant one. In this city the old tramway network was closed in 1958, but a wide light rail network was conceived about 15 years ago and it has been preferred to an underground Metro. The first line is in operation successfully since 2010, two more lines are under construction and extensions are planned. This network is described, giving some details on the experience of the first line and discussing the question of the second line passing through the historic centre. The paper ends remembering the reasons to prefer the tram, when suitable to the required line capacity, and some conditions to have good results.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 716-725
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of Second International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE)

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  • Accession Number: 01603923
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788691615321
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2016 8:58PM