Are Chinese trackless trams the best new thing to hit the road in your city?

Jul 15, 2020

The trackless tram combines the capabilities of traditional light rail with some of the advantages of buses. The key disadvantages of light rails are their operation rigidity and high investment costs for rail and catenary infrastructure. The trackless tram is running on rubber tires on normal asphalt roads and thus does not require rail infrastructure. While this technically puts them closer to urban buses, trackless trams still provide large capacity – 300 to up to 500 passengers.

(Trackless Tram in the city of Zhuzhou, Copyright: CRRC Zhuzhou Institute)

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Author: Sebastian Ibold, Azarel Chamorro

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Sino-German Coperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT)

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Political Partners
Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China (MoT)
Implementation Partners
Transport Service Department of the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China (MoT)
03/2015 - 07/2022