Tram and metro depots: a comparison of design and operation characteristics

As spacial areas that in general provide accommodation for trains when out of timetable service, depots of urban railway systems also provide a place where light or heavy vehicle maintenance may be carried out, including sanding, cleaning, and small repairs. The location, design, and operation of the depot significantly affects the overall operating cost of the urban railway system and determines its efficiency, as well, making it what is considered to be the "heart" of the system. Similarities and differences in the operation and design characteristics of metro and tram depots are the focus of this article.

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  • Authors:
    • Pyrgidis, Christos
    • Chatziparaskeva, Martha
    • Siokis, Panagiotis
  • Publication Date: 2016


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 7-10
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  • Accession Number: 01630282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 2017 9:34AM