THE RAPID TRAMWAY: A FEASIBLE SOLUTION TO THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM

This article discusses the rapid tramway, or light rail transit system as it is known in the U.S. It presents the advantages of such a system, the major of which are lower capital cost than conventional full rapid transit subways and better service than buses. The rapid tramway generally runs in subway only in the CBD, and runs on median or other reserved right-of-way in the remainder of the distance. Specific examples are given of five European systems.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 513-529
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057870
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM