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Light Rail Transit Systems: A Definition And Evaluation, Vukan R. Vuchic Oct 1972

Light Rail Transit Systems: A Definition And Evaluation, Vukan R. Vuchic

Departmental Papers (ESE)

Rail transit represents a family of modes ranging from light rail to regional rapid transit systems and it can be utilized in a number of different cities and types of applications.

Many European cities of medium size employ very successfully light rail mode for gradual upgrading of transit service into partially or fully separated high speed, reliable transit systems. Analysis of these cities show that with population densities and auto ownership very similar to those in the United States cities, their transit systems offer a superior service and have much better usage than our cities.

Many modern features of light ...