WIT Press


Integrating A Modern Light Rail Transit (LRT) System Into An Historic City Centre

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040321

Volume

75

Pages

11

Published

2004

Size

1,091 kb

Author(s)

M. Campodonic & R. Cohen

Abstract

In June 2002 construction of the LUAS light rail system began in the historic city centre of Dublin. For this initial stage of the Dublin Transportation Office master plan, three lines are to be constructed consisting of on street, segregated and reserved track alignment. Within the city centre, this has meant the introduction of a 21st century track structure and highway design standards into a cityscape that dates back to the 18th century. While the city has a wealth of rich architecture and historic streets, this has left a legacy of obstructions and uneven roads that the track alignment must navigate. To overcome these problems, the latest track design and computer modelling techniques have been utilised to integrate the track alignment into the existing city infrastructure. The authors have used extensive CAD, vehicle motion software and 3D modelling t

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