Departmental Papers (ESE)

Abstract

Far from being rendered obsolete by car and bus, or squeezed out by rising costs, the pace, of metro construction has accelerated dramatically through three decades-· and this trend is con­tinuing. Once categorised by planners as suitable only for the most densely travelled corridors, urban rail is now appreciated as offering a continuous spectrum of choice from fully segre­gated metro and regional rail systems through to the streetcar or tram. Provided large and medium-sized citied have sound transport policies, there will usually be an important role for rail transit.

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

1-1982

Publication Source

Railway Gazette International

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Date Posted: 13 March 2018