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Light Rail is a rail-bound form of public transport that is used on the scale of the urban region and the city. In contrast to train and metro, light rail is suitable for integration to a certain extent in public space and, if desired, for mixing with regular road traffic.

Lightrail.nl offers expertise for a world-wide group of users. We combine knowledge from different domains, such as public transport, urban planning, project management, economics, ecology and social sciences.

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High quality public transport (e.g., light rail) in our view should be linked to high quality bicycles and infrastructures. See: www.lightrail.nl/bicycles/

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High quality bus enhances public transport (e.g., light rail). In our view cities need 'SmartBus'. See: www.lightrail.nl/SmartBus/

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Lightrail.nl supports Dutch Rail Sector (DRS), a stage that comprehensively presents the rail system of the Netherlands for a world audience. It opens rail-related knowledge for clients involved in railway initiatives, research, projects and activities that aim to have efficient governance and cost-effective life cycle management within complex mobility hubs. Visit DRS.

Favas.net is an association powered by independent professionals that provide solutions for spatial planning and social empowerment. In co-operation with Lightrail.nl Favas.net explores potentials of rail-based public transport to enhance problematic neighbourhoods socially and economically, however, without using so-called masterplanning. Visit Favas.net.

 

Our book 'Light Rail Transit Systems: 61 Lessons in Sustainable Urban Development' is published by Elsevier. The book shows how to design and operate light rail to maximize its social benefits. Readers will learn how to understand the value of light rail and tactics on its effective integration into communities. Order the book at Elsevier.



Our book explains the basics of light rail and entails major light rail cases from The Netherlands, other European countries, the United States, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. See also the page on this website with a summary of our 61 cases: www.lightrail.nl/61xlightrail/

Learn about incremental light rail planning and its argumentations, approaches and projects. Download Lightrail.nl's presentation at Bergen, Norway, April 2017.

   
 
   
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