With intermodal traffic, a through transport chain for door- to-door transport without transshipment is made available to the transport market from the viewpoint of increasing pressure to rationalize the situation in the energy sector. Suitably coordinated technical elements, such as palettes, containers, demountables, rail/road vehicles and transshipment installations are prerequisites for this transport chain. For the example of rail vehicles it is shown which problems had to be solved: what traffic could be transported without demountables and containers could be transported without difficulties by the rail vehicles used for intermodal traffic within the existing limited clearance gauge of the lines. The importance of this modern transport system is demonstrated by the medium-term and long-term development of the market and the relevant technical activities. The railway fully utilizes its chance in this area and is additionally assisted by the transport policy through the provision of funds and by pertinent research projects. Thus, the Intermodal Traffic will gain a stronger foothold on the transport market which will become impossible without it.

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    Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung

    Luetzowstrasse 105-196
    1 Berlin 30,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Voss, M
  • Publication Date: 1980-8


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 224-232
  • Serial:
    • Glasers Annalen ZEV
    • Volume: 104
    • Issue Number: 8-9
    • Publisher: Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung
    • ISSN: 0373-322X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM