WIT Press


Light Rail Transit Is On The Right Way

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT020231

Volume

60

Pages

8

Published

2002

Size

538 kb

Author(s)

R. Christeller & H. Schaffer

Abstract

The advantages and use of Light Rail Vehicles for clients, politicians and the public in general are demonstrated by use of concrete, manufactured examples such as CITADIS Montpelier, Dublin, Melbourne ... The following paper will deal with a variety of subjects such as : - Why should a tram be used instead of a car? - How to integrate a Light Rail Vehicle perfectly in the image of a city without destroying it? - The investment for a tram system is very heavy and the construction causes a lot of trouble in a city These questions which concern both the end user and the client are answered and supported by red examples The answers and arguments will demonstrate that the Light Rail Vehicle is a comfortable and modern way of traveling, that it underlines the spirit of a city and enriches it by linking different districts until then completely separated. New technologies in the construction of tramway lines lead to shorter lead-times, more cost-efficiency and less disturbance in city centers.

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