STUDIES IN A SELECTED CITY ON THE REALISATION OF AN INNER CITY FREIGHT TRANSPORT SYSTEM WHICH UTILIZES RAPID TRANSIT RAILWAYS

UNTERSUCHUNGEN IN EINER AUSGEWAEHLTEN GROSS-STADT ZUR REALISIERUNG EINES INNERSTAEDTISCHEN GUETERVERSORGUNGSSYSTEMS UNTER EINBEZIEHUNG VON STADTSCHNELLBAHNEN

An attempt was made, by means of a model, to show the possibilities of using an existing rapid railway in inner city freight transport. The example is the city area of Hamburg where two underground railway lines are being used to deliver about 529 tons of goods daily. It is necessary to fit this into dense passenger transport without disturbing operations. The existing underground railway stations cannot be used because they are used to capacity by passenger transport; this means that new structures are necessary. Control of operations is by electronic data processing. Special containers are used for the freight transport, and either subterranean transport or surface electric vehicles are used to transport the goods from the stations to the city shops. The total costs of this type of alternative delivery system are only a little higher than the costs of conventional lorry transport. This however implies complete transition from lorries to the rapid railway system. The particularly favourable conditions in Hamburg cannot be generally applied to the solution of similar problems in other towns.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tetzlaff Verlag GmbH

    Havelstrosse 9, Postfach 4006
    D-6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00319701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1982 12:00AM