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Old 12-27-2010, 05:26 PM
qazwart qazwart is offline
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Originally Posted by Zebra View Post
Is it just me or does that chart leave out New York City's subway system? Does that not qualify as Light Rail for some reason?
The Subway isn't a light rail system. It's considered a heavy rail system, and its weekday ridership is over 7,000,000 per day which blows all of the others out of the water.

A light rail system is between a street car system and a heavy rail system like a subway or El.

Light rails have their own right-of-way, but may cross streets on car level and may have pedestrians crossing their right-of-way. They tend to be single cars or double cars (not like the NY Subway which can have 10 or more cars).