OIL AND THE FUTURE OF PERSONAL MOBILITY
The implications of the worsening oil situation for surface passenger transport in Britain are set forth clearly and coolly. This alone in the present spate of hasty and confused topical writing makes Mr. Pole's pamphlet a ready source of facts and of plausible estimates--as might be expected from the Director of the Cambridge University Conservation Society's transport research project. In considering passenger transport that does not use fuel oil the author stresses the advantages of electrifying conventional railways, both urban and main-line. In a continued oil shortage the electric APT will have an importance not until recently foreseen, as will new and revived urban electric railways including the Tyneside rapid transit system, shop window for vehicle (Metro Cammell) and other British technology. In view of constant additions to concepts and plans for less conventional guided passenger transport systems (most of which disregard the problems of mass passenger movement at peak periods) the summary of these as substitutes for oil-consuming road vehicles is as comprehensive as can be expected.
ECO PublicationsCambridge, England
- Pole, N
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: 64 p.
- TRT Terms: Commuter service; Energy resources; Fuels; Passenger service; Rapid transit; Supply
- Uncontrolled Terms: Energy crisis
- Old TRIS Terms: Fuel shortage
- Subject Areas: Energy; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00053749
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Modern Railroads
- Report/Paper Numbers: Pamphlet
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1981 12:00AM