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light rail

n.
A rail transportation system involving trolleys, streetcars, or other, usually electrified methods of conveyance, whose rails are primarily on surface streets that are shared with other forms of transportation.

light′-rail′ adj.

light rail

n
(Railways) a transport system using small trains or trams, often serving parts of a large metropolitan area
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