A CONSIDERATION OF UNDERGROUND URBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEMS' METROPOLITAN RAILWAY UNDERGROUND TRAMWAY OR MOTORBUS TUNNELS

IN MEDIUM AND LARGE-SIZED CITIES AT PRESENT SERVED BY TRAMWAYS AND MOTORBUSES, CONSIDERATION MUST BE GIVEN TO THE OPERATION OF TRAMWAYS IN TUNNELS IN HIGH-DENSITY TRAFFIC AREAS, I.E. IN THE CENTER OF THE CITY. WHEREVER POSSIBLE, THE TRACKS REMAINING ON THE SURFACE IN THE SUBURBAN AREAS SHOULD BE PLACED ON A SEPARATE RIGHT-OF-WAY. AT THE SAME TIME TRAMWAYS SHOULD BE AFFORDED EVERY FACILITY AND IF POSSIBLE BE GIVEN PRIORITY AT CROSSINGS WHERE THEY HAVE TO CUT ACROSS THE GENERAL FLOW OF TRAFFIC. IN CITIES WITH MORE THAN 500,000 INHABITANTS THE UNDERGROUND TRAMWAY MUST BE CONSIDERED AS AN INTERMEDIATE STAGE PRIOR TO METROPOLITAN RAILWAY OPERATION WITH LARGE VEHICLES. TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THIS RESTRICTION, ALTHOUGH THE UNDERGROUND TRAMWAY SYSTEM IS A TRANSITIONAL ONE, IT IS VERY EFFECTIVE. IT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED RAPIDLY, CUTS INVESTMENTS WHILE MAKING PROVISION FOR THE FUTURE. IN PLACES WHERE TRAMWAYS ARE IN PROCESS OF DISAPPEARING, PLANS MUST BE DRAWN UP IMMEDIATELY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF TUNNELS FOR MOTORBUSES IN CONGESTED AREAS, QUITE APART FROM RESERVING SPECIAL TRAFFIC LANES FOR THEM. THE ASSISTANCE SHOULD BE DIRECTED BOTH TO WORKS TO SEGREGATE PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES FROM THE GENERAL TRAFFIC AND TO THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES AND RIGHT-OF-WAY OVER OTHER TRAFFIC RUNNING ON THE ROAD SURFACE. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00240922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 43 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM