Light rail or light rail transit (LRT) is a form of urban rail public transportation that generally has a lower capacity and lower speed than heavy rail and metro systems, but higher capacity and higher speed than traditional street-running tram systems. The term is typically used to refer to rail systems with rapid transit-style features that usually use electric rail cars operating mostly in private rights-of-way separated from other traffic but sometimes, if necessary, mixed with other traffic in city streets. If this is the case, then under the law of many countries such systems are legally tramways, although the vehicles which run on them are sometimes designated "supertrams". Modern light rail technology is flexible and adaptable, and whether any given system is considered a true rapid transit system or not depends on its characteristics.
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... Muni Metro is a light rail system serving San Francisco, California ... serves 162,500 passengers a day, making it the second busiest light rail system in the United States ... Station and Forest Hill Station, and five of the six light-rail lines, J Church, K Ingleside, L Taraval, M Ocean View, and N Judah, were remnants of an extensive streetcar system that survived ...
... Third rail technology is being investigated for use on the Gold Coast of Australia for the Gold Coast Rapid Transit system ... In the French city of Bordeaux, the Citadis trams are powered by a third rail in the city center, where the tracks are not always segregated from ... The third rail (actually two closely spaced rails) is placed in the middle of the track, and divided into eight-metre sections, each of which is ...
... It was then renamed to the current "LRT Depot Stop" in 1989, in which LRT is the abbreviation of Light Rail Transit, the name for the Light Rail system until early 90s ... On June 13, 2010, the stop was renamed Light Rail Depot Stop, while the Chinese name remained unchanged ...
... Linthicum is a stop on the Baltimore Light Rail system ... This station is the last station on the light rail's trunk line southbound trains depart onto branches to BWI and Cromwell/Glen Burnie ...
... Instead, they recommended a light rail ... the benefits of both lines, but recommended that the light rail be prioritized ... the Ekeberg Line were not decided, although the line was considered either to be a stand-alone light rail or connected to the metro ...
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