HIGH SPEED GUIDED TRANSPORT FACED WITH THE CHALLENGE OF A COMPARISON OF COMPETITIVITY

Within the framework of the "Projetto Finalizzato Trasporti" of the National Council for Research--Italy, software has been established to calculate the most suitable operating speed in a transport system in relation to the number of passengers and to the value which these passengers attribute on average to one hour of travel. With the same method it is possible to compare several systems absolutely objectively and to define the conditions which make some more competive than others. An application in figure form is being developed to compare the conventional wheel/rail with nonconventional systems which, in the absence of contact for guiding and suspension, have no dynamic difficulty in attaining the highest speeds. This example shows that the various levels of speed ceiling which the railway can attain have a determining influence on all the results of the comparison of competitivity.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • DiMajo, F
  • Publication Date: 1984-6

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  • Accession Number: 00391521
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM