WIT Press


Benefits Of The Introduction Of A Light Rail System Using The Old Rail Infrastructure

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000121

Volume

49

Pages

11

Published

2000

Size

938 kb

Author(s)

P.N. Jesus & P.M. Ferreira

Abstract

This paper describes the advantages and the expected benefits of the implementation of a light rail system using the infrastructure of the conventional rail system in urban areas, increasing the comfort, and constituting a means to improve the quality of life according to important vectors. As a case study, we focus on the expected results for the Porto Light Rail System that will use a part of the old rail network in the urban and suburban area. 1 Introduction The uncontrolled increase in the circulation of private cars in the cities, jointly with the problems linked to the preservation of environmental and social interests and to the quality of life, have required a rethinking of the existing options of transportation. The desertification of the urban c

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