In this article, the public transport system in the Russian city of Volgograd is described. There are three separate tramway systems, dating from the 1960's, with discrete networks fringing the main system at the North and South end of the conurbation. Increasisng congestion on the heavily used north-south tram line through the city centre in the 1970's prompted studies of how capacity might be increased, and it was decided to incorporate a light rail transit (lrt) system. The surface tramway from traktor zavod to ploschad chekistov was upgraded, and a 3.5 metre subway built to replace surface line. The subway, has twin bored tunnels, and is part of a 13.5 km 18 station line. The 10 km surface portion of the lrt line is located entirely within a fenced private right of way, with signal controlled level crossings at road intersections. The capacity of the line is 30000 passengers per hour and average daily patronage is estimated at 200000 passengers. The subway stations and the ticketing systems are also described.

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    Ian Allan, Limited

    Coombelands House, Addlestone
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  • Publication Date: 1989-12


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00498925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM