Light Rapid Transit Systems in Britain and France: What Lessons Can We Learn?



Light Rapid Transit Systems in Britain and France: What Lessons Can We Learn?

Authors

AL-AZZAWI M, Singleton Clamp and Partners, UK

Description

This paper describes light rapid transit (LRT) systems in Britain and France. In the UK, the Metrolink in Manchester and the Light Rail in London's Docklands area are reviewed. In France, the paper looks at the Metro systems in Lyon and Marseille. Obvious

Abstract

This paper describes light rapid transit (LRT) systems in Britain and France. In the UK, the Metrolink in Manchester and the Light Rail in London's Docklands area are reviewed. In France, the paper looks at the Metro systems in Lyon and Marseille. Obviously there are other systems available to examine, but these schemes were chosen because they have been in operation for a number of years, hence travel and land-use patterns are believed to have now settled.

As well as describing the rapid transit systems, the paper also examines the benefits gained from some of the French schemes, including the way public transport is funded in France, and explores what lessons could be learned by others.

Publisher

Association for European Transport