FUTURE TRANSPORT - THE IMPORTANCE OF SAVING FUEL

In an article on future forms of public transportation, the author presents his views on a possible course of transport development in the UK. Systems now being developed for long-term use should in general be based on more efficient use of fuel and environmental improvement. Potentially the railways could be the most advanced form of transport and, within the next decade, this method of transport is likely to be developed as an energy-conserving, computer-controlled way of moving people and freight, thus reducing dependence on road transport. In such a system the car would cease to be privately owned and would be used only at the beginning and end of long rail journeys on a hire basis and would probably be electrically propelled. Following a brief discussion of the economics of high-speed flight and whether the energy so used is fully justified, the author advocates the use of more efficient and accessible energy conserving forms of public transport such as a form of tramcar for city centre use. /TRRL/

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    Morgan-Grampian Limited

    30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Symes-Schutzmann, R
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Accession Number: 00125023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1981 12:00AM