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Technologies for urban transport: trams and light subways


Author/s: Oscar Martínez Alvaro

The gradual disappearance of the streetcars in the mixt-sixties has not prevented we are witnesses of a renaissance today. Beyond all countries, France leads the impulse towards the implantation of this way of transport. Optimizing the balance between the consistent advantages and disadvantages is the governments’ main aim. Economic, environmental and utilization aspects intermingle in the obligatory analyses which must be carried out in order to this transport is the best to shift.

Keywords: Tramways, advantages, disadvantages, visual impact, technologies, energy consuption, economic costs, mixed systems, evaluation.

Publication: Vía Libre Railway Research Nº 2 - November 2011, pp. 39-46


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