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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.
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light rail

n
(Railways) a transport system using small trains or trams, often serving parts of a large metropolitan area
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Wednesday, the Light Rail Transit Authority said LRT 2 operations were suspended earlier due to a technical problem and passengers were advised to take alternative modes of transportation.
Four of the planned nine YouBike stations along the light rail line have been in operation, the agency said, adding that three other stations will join the service beginning at 00:00 on Dec.
For example, the unexpected discovery of 1,000 underground utility and service cables in Sydney, Australia, delayed construction of that city's light rail project.
When you consider ATW currently provides around 1,200 seats between Pontypridd and Cardiff between 8am and 9am on a weekday, which are much complained about as being inadequate, the light rail seat numbers don't stack up.
In a city where the average cost of owning a car is a whopping $147 per week, light rail affords fast, cheap, clean and comfortable transport for the future, Greens leader Bob Brown said.
One single but excellent line of light rail, which Coun Whitby clearly does not want to extend, and an equally excellent bus network, stifled and made unreliable by Coun Whitby's dithering on new bus priority measures and lack of enforcement of the few that we have.
Although Rosegate Village is located in a quiet area, residents will be able to take advantage of nearby shopping and restaurants and the newly constructed Hudson-Bergen Light Rail System, which offers handy, inexpensive transportation to Jersey City, Hoboken and other destinations.
'While the economics appear to favour a bus-based solution, light rail is likely to deliver faster journey times and more likely to attract new public transport users, because of its higher public image,' said the consultants.
The city has used the light rail system in conjunction with transit oriented tax credits and other financing tools to attract commercial and residential developers to the project.
Its concerns followed those of the Commons Transport Committee whose report said the DfT had failed to give a strategic lead in the development of light rail.
The transport committee will investigate the costs and benefits of light rail and whether such systems fit together easily with other forms of public transport.