|Above: YouTubeCA video - Trip Report | Cap Metro MetroRail from Austin to Leander | Austin, TX - Length: 10:29 mins.|
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LRT ROUTE (Diesel-electric)
Operator: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro)
|R||Red Line||Downtown - MLK Jr. - Highland - Kramer - Lakeline - Cedar Pak - Leander|
Note: The route designation R is for convenience only, and is not used by the operator.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- LRT: 51 km.
- Mule-drawn streetcars: Jan. 1875 - 1891.
- Electric streetcars: 28 Feb. 1891 - 7 Feb. 1940
- LRT (Diesel-electric): 22 March 2010 - today.
- Electric sreetcars: ?
- LRT system: 1435 mm.
- Simons, V. "Houston and Austin: A tale of two networks", Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2011 (74: 879), p.102-105.
Also, many thanks to Mr Russell Powers of Lone Tree, CO, USA, for kindly sending me information and documents concerning the history of the Austin streetcar systems.
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