CLEAR THE WAY FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT

RIUM DE BAAN VOOR HET OPENBAAR VERVOER

Since October 1971 in Amsterdam trams on Route 1 are given priority through junctions in a so called flexible traffic control system. In April 1972 an inquiry was made into the difference in loss of time for tramways operation in this system and in a conventional fixed control system. Under similar conditions on the different sections the average loss of time per junction decreased by more than 60%, the average journey speed increased by about 80%. (The gross running speed even by almost 100%.) The dispersion in running times was reduced to almost one third and the disadvantageous effect on other traffic was restricted to a minimum. It was calculated that the application of flexible traffic control to the rest of the route will reduce the running time by an average of 8.5 minute. This is equal to a saving in the required number of trams of three or four, or HFL 350,000-HFL 500,000 a year.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB

    Wassenaarseweg 220, P.O. Box 93200
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • HAKKESTEEGT, P
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 168-172
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 1981 12:00AM