Stadtbahn

Stadtbahn

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A Stadtbahn is a tramway or light railway that includes segments built to rapid transit standards, usually as part of a process of conversion to a metro railway, mainly by the building of tunnels in the central city area. Stadtbahnen were mostly implemented in the 1960s and 1970s with the long-term goal of establishing a full-scale metro system, but by the 1980s virtually all cities had abandoned these plans due to the excessive costs associated with converting the tramways. Most Stadtbahn systems are now a mixture of tramway-like operations in suburban and peripheral areas and a more metro-like mode of operation in city centres, with underground stations.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Plor
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135622943
  • 9786135622942