New report highlights key role local rail plays in keeping cities moving

30 Oct. 2015
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A new report from UITP (the International Association of Public Transport) demonstrates the key role local rail plays in keeping cities around the world moving. The report, ‘Light Rail in Figures,’ reveals that LRT (Light Rail Transit) and tramway systems carry some 13.6bn passengers per year, with the ranking of busiest networks in passenger numbers headed by Budapest (396m), Vienna (363m) and Bucharest (322m). There is a current total of 15,600km of track globally and Melbourne (245km) and St. Petersburg (240km) boast the world’s longest networks.

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