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ⓘ Tramway track s are used on tramways or light railways. Grooved rails are normally used to let the trams run on streets. This is called street-running. Like nor ..




Tramway track
                                     

ⓘ Tramway track

Tramway track s are used on tramways or light railways. Grooved rails are normally used to let the trams run on streets. This is called "street-running". Like normal rail tracks, tram tracks consist of two parallel steel rails.

Tram rails can be placed in several surfaces. Standard rails can be put on sleepers like railway tracks, or with grooved rails on concrete sleepers into street surfaces pavement for street running. Another environmentally-friendly or ecologically-friendly alternative is to lay tracks into grass turf surfaces. This is known as grassed track or track in a lawn. It was first used in Liverpool in 1924.