Film - Light Rail: Today's Way Forward

Made:
1990
part of archive:
GEC Traction Archive
maker:
GEC Traction Limited

Film produced for Light Rail Transit Association (LRTA), by Terry Barker and Michael Taplin, with commentary by Martin Jenkins.

The film surveys light rail, through shots taken of light rails and tramways in Germany, Switzerland and France, in order to illustrate how light rail can be use and the benefits it offers. The film argues that light rail is a solution to the problems encountered by cities where buses get trapped in traffic and trains (underground and aerial railways) are too expensive to build.

The sequences in the film were shot in May 1990 on the following systems:

German systems in Karlsruhe, Freiburg-im-Breisgau ; Swiss systems in: Basel (Baselland Transport, BLT), Bern, Bern-Worb (Regionalverkehr Bern-Solothurn, RBS), Geneva and Neuchatel ; and on French systems in: Grenoble and Saint Etienne.

Details

Extent:
28 mins 45 seconds video on 1 VHS cassette
Identifier:
GEC/4/6/13
Subject:
Light Railways, Urban Traffic, Video Tape Recordings
Access:
Access is given in accordance with the NRM access policy. Access to film collections is assessed on a case by case basis.

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