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Light Rail Information

Light Rail Information

Many people require general information on the implementation of modern Light Rail systems, often concerning the environmental benefits of modern tramways. The book list below gives details of some general books concerning the design, economics, environmental and regeneration benefits of modern light rail transit.

LRTA logo LRTA Light Rail Transit Association has a detailed web site containing details of most modern system and a wide range of technical articles on light rail. They publish a monthly magazine Tramways and Urban Transit which contains regular technical articles, discussion material and world news on all aspects of light rail transit.

Author Date Title Publisher ISBN Brief Contents
Barry, Michael 1991 Through the cities: the revolution in Light Rail Frankfort Press, Dublin 0 9510696 3 2 This book provides a comprehensive picture of Light Rail developments worldwide. It considers many of the arguments for and against modern trams. It provides an extensive bibliography.
Taplin, Michael R. 1982 Light Rail Transit Today LRTA Light Rail Transit Association 0 900433 93 0 This readable book describes all aspects of designing a modern light rail transit system, fitting it into the urban environment and the resulting benefits. Although the examples are now a little dated, the general principles still apply.
Taplin, Michael R. 1995 Light Rail in Europe Capital Transport Publishing, Harrow Weald 185414 180 5 This book is full of colour photographs and describes most modern European light rail transit systems, giving a good impression of the spread and variety of modern tramways.
Taplin, Michael R. 2002 Trams in Western Europe Capital Transport Publishing, Harrow Weald 185414 265 8 First volume of an updated and enlarged version of Light Rail in Europe
Taplin, Michael R. 2003 Trams in Eastern Europe Capital Transport Publishing, Harrow Weald 185414 273 9 Second volume of an updated and enlarged version of Light Rail in Europe


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