CONSTRUCTION OF NEW URBAN RAIL SYSTEMS

Rapid transit and light rail systems exist in numerous North American cities. A survey shows 1341 line miles in operation and details of track structures, rail weight, turnouts and crossovers on these are given. The author describes the new systems, recently opened or under construction, and then discusses expansions of existing transit properties.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Seventy-ninth Technical Conference, AREA, held March 24-26, 1980, Palmer House, Chicago.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    2000 L Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Shoff, D A
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 447-457
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: 678
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM