A light rail transit (LRT) system is an urban rail transit system with a "light" passenger capacity compared to heavy rail and metro systems. Its operating characteristics are that it uses railcars, called light rail vehicles (LRVs), operating singly or in short multiple unit trains on fixed rails in a right-of-way that is not necessarily grade separated from other traffic for much of the way.
- Rapid transit
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- Heavy rail
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- At-grade urban rail transit
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- Rapid transit
Taking overall track length into consideration, Metro Rail's heavy rail lines transport 7,960 passengers per route mile, making this the fifth busiest system U.S. rapid transit system on a per mile basis. Metro's light rail system is the busiest in the United States with 203,300 average weekday boardings during the second quarter of 2018.
The term "light rail" is sometimes used to refer to a modern tram system, but it may also mean an intermediate form between a tram and a train, similar to a heavy rail rapid transit system. A freight train (or goods train) uses freight cars (or wagons/trucks) to transport goods or materials (cargo).
The rail is usually held down to the sleeper with resilient fastenings, although cut spikes are widely used in North American practice. For much of the 20th century, rail track used softwood timber sleepers and jointed rails, and a considerable extent of this track type remains on secondary and tertiary routes.
Heavy rail / Facility Example Metro / Light rail Example Track, station or facility in use (no prefix) u Station passed by express train p up Primary (usually vertical) track out of use, secondary (usually branching or crossing) track in use x ux Primary track in use, feature or secondary track out of use e ue
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High-speed rail is a type of passenger rail transport that operates significantly faster than the normal rail traffic. Specific definitions include 200 km/h (125 mph) and faster — depending on whether the track is upgraded or new — by the European Union, and above 90 mph (145 km/h) by the United States Federal Railroad Administration, but there is no single standard, and lower speeds can ...
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Rail News: Passenger Rail LA Metro to chose between heavy rail, monorail for Sepulveda corridor A fact sheet on the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project was released last year.
Property Value; dbo:abstract Various terms are used for passenger rail lines and equipment-the usage of these terms differs substantially between areas: (en) Diversos términos se utilizan para denominar al transporte ferroviario de pasajeros.
Heavy rail Metro or light rail In use Out of use Tunnel In use Out of use Tunnel