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Light Rail Transist

Light Rail Transist

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Published by: janitha on Jan 28, 2011
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Light Rail Transist
Presented ByGroup 02
Light Rail Transist – Group - 02
 
Light Rail Transist – Group - 02
ORIGIN OF THE LRT
1. plate ways used in mines and quarries to ease the passage of horse-drawnwagons,2. first street tramway in a city was the New York and Harlemline of 1832.
3.
Light Rail Transit was introduced only around Colombo townBy Britishnationalities
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ADVANTAGES
Low transit cost
flexibility in implementation
high passenger capacities
considerably high speed
lower whole-life costs
reduce pollution
successful in attracting motorists to public transport
generate less noise
enjoy better security
 
Light Rail Transist – Group - 02
DISADVANTAGES
limited extent
more expensive to construct
may lay flush with a street surface
PRESENT CASES
Trams are being used increasingly to put the fun back intoinner city life
worldwide confirms that this is the most successfulintermediate mode
Only on the European continent did investment intramways continue
West Germany became the centre of world tramwaydevelopment
Trams and light rail can cover the whole spectrum of public

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