Rail Systems

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Culture Of Bangkok - Transport - Rail Systems
... is the location of Hua Lamphong Railway Station, the main terminus of the national rail network operated by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) ... currently served by three rapid transit systems the BTS Skytrain, the underground MRT and the elevated Airport Rail Link ... (12 mi) and has eighteen stations, three of which connect to the BTS system ...
Bus Rapid Transit - Comparison With Other Forms of Mass Transit - Comparison With Light Rail
... Proponents of light rail point out that the operating costs of BRT are not necessarily lower than light rail ... The typically larger light rail vehicles enjoy reduced labor costs per passenger, and the unit capital cost per passenger can be lower than a BRT system ... In contrast to BRT, light rail and tram systems require the placement of rails for the entire line ...
Passenger Rail Terminology - Heavy Rail
... A heavy rail system is an electric railway with the capacity to handle a heavy volume of traffic ... The term is often used to distinguish it from light rail systems, which usually handle a smaller volume of passengers ... In Britain, heavy rail refers to regional rail, international rail (Eurostar) and intercity rail services as distinct from other rapid transit or light rail modes, such as when referring to National Rail ...
Railway Electrification System - Direct Current - Third Rail
... Most electrification systems use overhead wires, but third rail is an option up to about 1,200 V ... While use of a third rail does not require the use of DC, in practice all third-rail systems use DC because it can carry 41% more power than an AC system operating at the ... Third rail is more compact than overhead wires and can be used in smaller-diameter tunnels, an important factor for subway systems ...
Rail System (firearms)
... Rail systems are small pieces of metal put on any given surface on a gun to allow attachment of some sort of accessory ... On them you can attach everything from laser sights to scopes and R.I.S systems ... Rail systems usually are based on the handguard of a weapon or the Upper receiver ...

Famous quotes containing the words systems and/or rail:

    No civilization ... would ever have been possible without a framework of stability, to provide the wherein for the flux of change. Foremost among the stabilizing factors, more enduring than customs, manners and traditions, are the legal systems that regulate our life in the world and our daily affairs with each other.
    Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)

    Old man, it’s four flights up and for what?
    Your room is hardly any bigger than your bed.
    Puffing as you climb, you are a brown woodcut
    stooped over the thin rail and the wornout tread.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)