This compendium of information on Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems operating in 23 cities throughout Europe and North American, describes types of LRT (such as tram, semi-metro, and pre-metro), vehicle types, city characteristics, and government policies relating to such systems. The systems described were predominantly radial network configurations serving center city, and mostly confined within a 5 km radius. Increasing use was noted of tunnel sections in the center city as well as pedestrian mall service. There was also extensive modal integration. The broad range of LRT fleets consist of single, articulated and trailer units. Observations are also recorded of the vehicle ability to serve both low and high level platforms, monitoring and signal prioritization, honor-type fare collection, performance, ridership, operating costs, and subsidy sources specific to each country.

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Motors Corporation

    Warren, MI  United States  48090
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 151 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1981 12:00AM