A growing number of cities in the U. S. and abroad are looking to the once nearly extinct trolley car, in modern guise, as the solution to deteriorating rail mass transit. The new light rail transit systems are characterized by their short trains (usually one or two cars) that permit frequent service, their smaller and cheaper stations, and the lighter construction as compared with conventional rapid transit. The systems now operating and scheduled to initiate service over coming years in the U. S. are mentioned. The potential for full automation and other technical advances in LRT are described.

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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 35-39
  • Serial:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Volume: 106
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0025-6501

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  • Accession Number: 00382568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM