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MAX Blue Line

The MAX Blue Line is a light rail line of the MAX Light Rail system in Portland, Oregon, United States. Owned and operated by TriMet, it connects the cities of Hillsboro, Beaverton, Portland, and Gresham via 51 stations on 32.7 miles of track—the longest in the system. The line carried an average of 55,360 riders per day on weekdays in May 2018, making it the busiest among the five MAX lines. The Blue Line runs for 22½ hours per day from Monday to Thursday, with headways of up to five minutes during rush hour. Service runs later in the evening on Fridays and Saturdays and ends earlier on Sundays.

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San Francisco cable car system

The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last manually operated cable car system. An icon of San Francisco, the cable car system forms part of the intermodal urban transport network operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway. Of the 23 lines established between 1873 and 1890, only three remain : two routes from downtown near Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf, and a third route along California Street. While the cable cars are used to a certain extent by commuters, the vast majority of their 7 million annual passengers are tourists. They are among the most significant tourist attractions in the city, along with Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Fisherman's Wharf. The cable cars are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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MAX Light Rail

MAX Light Rail, or Metropolitan Area Express, is a light rail system consisting of five separate lines serving 97 stations in the Portland metropolitan area in Oregon. The system has had an average weekday ridership between 115,000 and 130,000 since Fiscal Year 2010. It is owned and operated by TriMet and began service in 1986.

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Manchester Metrolink

Metrolink is a tram/light rail system in Greater Manchester, England. The system is owned by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and operated and maintained under contract by a Keolis/Amey consortium. In 2017/18, 41.2 million passenger journeys were made on the system.

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Ion rapid transit

Ion, stylized as iON, is an integrated mass transit network currently under construction in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. It will be operated by Keolis and will be part of the Grand River Transit system, supplementing and partially replacing GRT's existing Route 200 iXpress bus service. The first phase will run between the north end of Waterloo, Ontario, and the south end of Kitchener, with an estimated start date of December 2018. A future extension to the "downtown Galt" area of Cambridge is planned but construction may not begin on that line until 2025.

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Link light rail

The Link light rail is a rapid transit rail system in the Seattle metropolitan area of Washington State, being designed, built and operated by the region's mass transportation agency, Sound Transit.

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Trams in Melbourne

Trams are a major form of public transport in Melbourne, the capital city of the state of Victoria, Australia. As of May 2017, the Melbourne tramway network consists of 250 kilometres of track, 493 trams, 24 routes, and 1,763 tram stops. It is the largest urban tramway network in the world, ahead of the networks in St Petersburg (205 km), Upper Silesia (200 km), Berlin (190 km), Moscow (181 km) and Vienna (172 km). Trams are the second most used form of public transport in overall boardings in Melbourne after the commuter railway network, with a total of 204 million passenger trips in 2016-17.

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San Diego Trolley

The San Diego Trolley is a light rail system operating in the metropolitan area of San Diego. It is known colloquially as The Trolley. The Trolley's operator, San Diego Trolley, Inc. (SDTI), is a subsidiary of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS). The Trolley began service on July 26, 1981, making it the oldest of the "second-generation" light rail systems in the United States. The entire Trolley network serves 53 stations, and comprises 53.5 miles (86.1 km) of route, and three primary lines named the Blue Line, the Orange Line, and the Green Line, as well as a supplementary heritage streetcar downtown circulator known as the Silver Line that operates on select weekdays, weekends and holidays. In Q4 2014, the Trolley was the 5th most-ridden light rail system in the United States, with an average of 119,800 riders per weekday.

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Light rail in Sydney

The Sydney light rail network is a light rail system serving the Australian city of Sydney, New South Wales. The network currently consists of a single 12.8-kilometre (8 mi) line with 23 stations, known as the Dulwich Hill Line. A second line, the CBD and South East Light Rail, is under construction and will be completed in 2019. A light rail network serving Western Sydney called Parramatta Light Rail has also been announced.

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Muni Metro

The Muni Metro is a light rail system serving San Francisco, California, operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni), a division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). With an average weekday ridership of 162,500 passengers as of the fourth quarter of 2017, Muni Metro is the United States' third busiest light rail system. Muni Metro operates a fleet of 151 Breda light rail vehicles (LRVs), which are being supplemented and replaced by Siemens S200 SF LRVs.

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Tramlink

Tramlink is a light rail tram system serving Croydon and surrounding areas in South London, England. It began operation in 2000, the first tram system in London since 1952. It is owned by London Trams, an arm of Transport for London (TfL), and operated by Tram Operations Ltd. a subsidiary of FirstGroup.

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Toronto streetcar system

The Toronto streetcar system is a network of eleven streetcar routes in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). It is second busiest light-rail system in North America. The network is concentrated primarily in Downtown Toronto and in proximity to the city's waterfront. Much of the streetcar route network dates from the 19th century. Most of Toronto's streetcar routes operate on street trackage shared with vehicular traffic, and streetcars stop on demand at frequent stops like buses.

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CTrain

CTrain is a light rail transit system in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It began operation on May 25, 1981 and has expanded as the city has increased in population. The system is operated by Calgary Transit, as part of the Calgary municipal government's transportation department. As of 2017, it is one of the busiest light rail transit systems in North America, with 306,900 weekday riders, and has been growing steadily in recent years. About 45% of workers in downtown Calgary take the CTrain to work.

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Luas

Luas is a tram/light rail system in Dublin, Ireland. There are two main lines: The Green Line, which began operating on 30 June 2004, and the Red Line which opened on 26 September 2004. Since then, both lines have been extended and split into different branches. The system now has sixty-seven stations and 36.5 kilometres (22.7 mi) of revenue track., which in 2017 carried 37.6 million passengers, an increase in 10% compared to 2016.

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Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams is a tramway in Edinburgh, Scotland, operated by Transport for Edinburgh. It is a 14-kilometre (8.7 mi) line between York Place in New Town and Edinburgh Airport, with 16 stops.