TIME TO STANDARDISE LRT CAR DESIGNS

Despite the existence of only a small number of builders of specialized cars for light rail transit systems, no standard car has emerged suitable for the two basic types of LRT operation in the way that the American PCC design of the 1930's became widely accepted on both sides of the Atlantic. The author compares, contrasts and comments on 16 basic designs in use or proposed for Western Europe and the U.S., and suggests standards covering a six-axle car suitable for straight tramway networks and an eight-axle design with greater capacity for pre-metros.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Accession Number: 00156873
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1981 12:00AM