SELECTING AN URBAN LIGHT RAIL VEHICLE FOR EFFICIENT OPERATION AND UTILIZATION

Selection of the best design for a Light Rail Transit system is a complex process. The designer is faced with an array of right-of-way options, station designs, fare collection schemes, and alternative vehicle designs. Vehicle selection is determined principally by passenger requirements, operations design, fare collection arrangements and station designs with cost, service and operating efficiency as the main measures of performance. This paper discusses the design of light rail transit vehicles including the technology, cost and efficiency.

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 137-159
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153052
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1981 12:00AM