ultra light rail

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Said to be an improvement on light rail technology.


ultra light rail (uncountable)

  1. A small single-railcar on-demand rail system with trunk-separated stations that does not operate on any fixed route but rather to stations where it has been requested, similar to an elevator.
    • 1992, The Architects' Journal, Volume 196, link
      His solution was ultra-light-rail
    • 2005, Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain), Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil engineering: Issues 1-3, link
      At the same time various proposals for the use of innovative modes such as personal rapid transit or ultra-light rail have failed to progress much beyond concept design or demonstration projects.
    • 2006, Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee, Going for Gold[1], page 202:
      A new bus interchange next to the railway station must be worked up, also the suggested use of ultra-light-rail on the short street tramway to the harbour should be evaluated.
    • 2012, Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee, Bus Services After the Spending Review[2], page 169:
      The alignment of the “rapid transit busway also prevents any future ultra light rail service along the Harbour railway.
    • 2007, Dr. Ulises Diego Ayala, PhD, An investigation into hybrid power trains for vehicles with regenerative braking, page 42
      For example, Parry People Movers Ltd (PPM) has integrated a flywheel into an ultra light rail vehicle (ULRV).

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