This report describes an independent assessment of the operation of the shuttle system at the Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, which has been in operation since 1975, and is part of the ride system in the park. The system connects two stations, the Garden Station at the theme park, and the Hospitality Center at the brewery. It is a single lane loop with one two-car train which stops on-line at each station, and is capable of operating in either the clockwise or counterclockwise direction. The information and data presented in this report were collected through surveys of literature, site visits, a visit to the manufacturer, and interviews with site and manufacturer's personnel. The report presents a description of the technical subsystems, as well as a review of performance, reliability, and maintainability. Where important, the review of technical subsystems includes applicability and modifications and/or improvements for application in an urban environment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lea (N. D.) and Associates, Incorporated

    Washington, DC  United States 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Theumer, H A
    • Elms, C P
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 166 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0188-79-4Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-80025
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1982 12:00AM