CONSTRUCTING THE O-BAHN SYSTEM IN AUSTRALIA

The 12-km long O-Bahn system being constructed in Adelaide, South Australia, was chosen among three alternatives with the other two being light rail transit and an exclusive busway. The guideway is constructed of prefabricated concrete elements which are installed on the site. Bus front axles are fitted with follower arms carrying horizontal tires which bear against vertical surfaces of the guideway outer edges. The initial fleet will be 92 vehicles, 51 articulated and 41 standard diesel buses. Vehicles will operate off the guideway at both ends. There are two intermediate stations within the corridor designed to be off-line and into which buses are guided manually. Peak traffic is calculated to be 3800 passengers per hour in each direction with a total of 12 different routes using the corridor guideway.

  • Authors:
    • NIEMANN, K
    • Sack, H-A
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00389855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM