NORTH TYNE LOOP STUDY

THIS STUDY CONSIDERS SIX PUBLIC TRANSPORT ALTERNATIVES FOR THE AREA, AT PRESENT SERVED BY THE NORTH TYNE LOOP (NTL) RAILWAY: (1) EXISTING SYSTEM - TO CONTINUE THE EXISTING SYSTEM; (2) RATIONALIZED RAIL SYSTEM - TO RATIONALIZE THE NTL RAIL FACILITIES AND PROVIDE COMPLEMENTARY BUS SERVICES TO IMPROVE THE COST/REVENUE RATIO; (3) IMPROVED RAIL SYSTEM TO IMPROVE THE RAIL SERVICE AND PROVIDE FEEDER BUS SERVICES; (4) BUSWAY SYSTEM - TO DISCONTINUE RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE ON THE NTL, CLOSE THE RAIL LINE, AND USE IT FOR EXPRESS BUSWAY OPERATION; (5) ALL BUS SYSTEM - TO DISCON- TINUE NTL RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE AND PROVIDE ADDITIONAL BUS SERVICES ON EXISTING ROADS; AND (6) LIGHT RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM - TO SUBSTITUTE A LIGHT-WEIGHT ELECTRIC RAIL SYSTEM FOR THE EXISTING SERVICE AND PROVIDE FEEDER BUS SERVICES. THE COST AND PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH ALTERNATIVE ARE DESCRIBED, AND RESULTS OF PATRONAGE AND REVENUE FORECASTS GIVEN. DETAILS ARE GIVEN OF THE EVALUATION PROCEDURE USED TOGETHER WITH THE MAIN CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 91 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1973 12:00AM