Sintropher’s reference database on innovative tram technologies

Sintropher’s reference database on innovative tram technologies

As part of its work, Sintropher has developed a European reference database on innovative technologies for light rail and tram systems, as a resource for transport practitioners and government agencies. It consists of an overall typology and 9 briefing papers. These summarise the characteristics of each system, advantages, disadvantages, city case study, assessment, future prospects, and transnational relevance.

The overall typology covers ground level power systems, on-board electric power systems, on-board fuel systems, kinetic power systems, and other innovations such as tram tyre systems. 

For wider dissemination, we have arranged with the major European transport network POLIS to also host the database: http://www.polisnetwork.eu/eu-projects/sintropher