Title

THE TOULOUSE METRO AND THE SOUTH YORKSHIRE SUPERTRAM: A CROSS CULTURAL COMPARISON OF LIGHT RAPID TRANSIT DEVELOPMENTS IN FRANCE AND ENGLAND.

Authors

ROSALIE HILL

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1995

Subject Area

mode - rail, mode - subway/metro, mode - tram/light rail

Keywords

Toulouse (France), Street railroads, Sheffield (England)

Abstract

This paper compares and evaluates the development of new light rapid transit systems in two superficially similar cities in contrasting policy environments. It analyses the local and national transport planning contexts which encouraged the choice of an automatic underground Métro for Toulouse (France) compared with the choice of a street-running tramway for Sheffield (England) and contemplates the policies needed to ensure effective use and development of the two systems.

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract given by Elsevier, copyright remains with them

Comments

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