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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…

LIGHT RAIL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM (LRRT)

Light rail transit with exclusive, grade-separated right-of-way for the entire system. It may have low- or high-level platforms and visual or signal control. (TRB)

LIGHT RAIL VEHICLE (LRV)

Electrically-propelled passenger carrying rail vehicle.