Category: Rail Operations_Planning_Administration

HEAVY RAIL

A rail passenger system with a completely separated right-of-way, usually either a subway or elevated route; a type of transit vehicle railway with the capacity for a “head volume” of traffic and characterized by exclusive right-of-way, multiple car trains, high…

LIGHT RAIL

Lightweight passeger rail cars operating on fixed rails in right-of-way that is not separated from other traffic for much of the way. Light rail vehicles are driven electronically with power drawn from an overhead electric line (catenary). Modern-day term for…