Dual-Mode Traction Power Distribution for Light Rail Transit: A Design Option

  title={Dual-Mode Traction Power Distribution for Light Rail Transit: A Design Option},
  author={J. Boorse},
  journal={Transportation Research Record},
  pages={67 - 72}
  • J. Boorse
  • Published 1999
  • Engineering
  • Transportation Research Record
As light rail transit (LRT) systems continue to develop throughout the United States, the newer extensions tend to have a significant proportion of their alignments physically separated from all street traffic. Where those sections are lengthy, this presents the potential opportunity to use third rail instead of overhead catenary, generally more costly, as a traction power distribution medium. The implications, both positive and negative, of site-selective use of third rail on future systems… Expand

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