RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LIGHT RAIL VEHICLE (LRV) MARKET - A REVIEW

The technology of low floor Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) has advanced considerably since the 1998 review of the subject. The review presented in this paper shows that both new starts and existing light rail operations are exploiting developments in LRV technology to achieve their missions of acceptibility, service improvements and system image. A summary of current state of the market in LRV technology examines what is available, both in North America and Europe. A review of aspects of current LRV procurements and recent LRV technology developments worldwide is included with discussion of key features such as modularity, and the growth of low floor conversions. These technological developments are examined in the context of their applicability to U.S. properties.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 372-378
  • Monograph Title: RAIL TRANSIT CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00796140
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2000 12:00AM