A rail transportation system involving trolleys, streetcars, or other, usually electrified methods of conveyance, whose rails are primarily on surface streets that are shared with other forms of transportation.
(US, transport) A kind of rail passenger transport with a dedicated right of way, but crossing streets at grade, usually for commuters, powered by electricity, and with lower construction costs than traditional railroads.
The new Denver light rail runs along the Interstate highway.
Light-rail Sentence Examples
The mayor was concerned about the lack of support for light rail schemes.
The London Rolling Stock Team has experience of all the vehicle types used in London, including mainline, light rail and tube.
Howver it should be noted that the Nottingham light rail system commenced operation in March 2004.
A standard light rail vehicle can carry up to 250 people - nearly treble the capacity of a typical bus.
The future of streetcars and light rail is looking increasingly unsettled.