Reserved track

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Tram on reserved track in Schwerin, Germany

Reserved track, in tram transport terminology, is track on ground exclusively for trams.


Unlike street running track embedded in streets and roads, reserved track does not need to take into account the transit of other wheeled vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists or horses. It is the cheapest form of tram track to install (not counting land acquisition costs), and usually is constructed like railway track with conventional sleepers (railroad ties).[1]

Tram transport track can be either reserved track or street running type.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Types of Track". Reserved Track. 
  2. ^ Daniels, P.W.; Warnes, A.M. (1980), Movement in Cities: Spatial Perspectives On Urban Transport And Travel, p. 331, ISBN 0416356206