Over the next 3 years, China will implement a railway-highway traffic diversion policy to effect a better utilization of existing transport facilities. This article highlights the preliminary steps and the problems associated with the policy. The road transport alternative required modern coaches on a frequent and reasonably fast-schedule, travelling on highways within 3 km to 5 km of the mainline railway and dropping and picking up passengers close to the mainline railway stations. Passengers should be able to purchase tickets on board the coaches, and board or alight at intermediate destinations on request. The problems presented are associated with obtaining a sufficient number of coaches to provide the desired level of service, and with the standard of the highways to be used by the new coach services. It is noted that one means of achieving this objective is though local authorities subsidized by the State, awarding construction or maintenance contracts to workers resident in the areas through which the highways pass. Various means of raising funds including public levies, loans, tolls, and registration boxes on new vehicles are noted. The need is indicated for new altitudes in local policy-making.

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 49-50
  • Serial:
    • China Transport
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: China Nuclear Information Centre
    • ISSN: 0258-3259

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00453692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM