This paper presents an evaluation of the light rail transit system in Mexico City. It sets forth the effectiveness of the light rail transit mode as one of the several transport options offered to the ten million residents of Mexico City and details the operations of four of the principal routes emanating from the center of the city. The paper points out the advantages of Mexico City's light rail transit system in that it penetrates into small communities, passes easily through narrow and winding streets in the old sections of the city, and offers transport at surface level through those parts of the city more recently upgraded without polluting the areas either chemically or esthetically. The light rail transit mode operates with public fares at 30-60 percent lower than comparable alternatives in public transit.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 552-557

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  • Accession Number: 00184943
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1981 12:00AM