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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 5:13 PM
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Originally Posted by BnaBreaker View Post
What is the technical difference between light rail and streetcar?
Electricron's answer was good. It's really an operational difference more than anything else.

"Light rail" as we know it in this country originally grew out of an attempt to use streetcar vehicles as if they were heavier rapid transit lines.
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