Light rail transit is a very popular concept in North America at the moment. Transit planners like light rail because it is not experimental like some rapid transit systems. It is also cheaper to install than a subway system. However, despite the great interest in light rail no new systems are being built in North American at the moment, although several are planned. The main development in light rail has been the new car design for replacing old equipment on the San Francisco and Boston systems. The article gives a brief summary of existing and proposed light rail systems in the United States and Canada.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 52-54
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1981 12:00AM