MINITRAM - CROYDON OR SHEFFIELD FIRST?

This article describes the current potential of minitram for usage in Sheffield. It briefly discusses initial reactions to the scheme and the different attitudes to it between the local authorities, their departments, the government, and TRRL. The need for a public demonstration system and the reasons why sheffield is suitable are noted. The features of the system such as mechanics, performance, controls, vehicle interior and general exterior design are listed as are a series of criteria for guideway design relating to alignment, power, control, robustness and environmental intrusion. Consultants admit that there will be a degree of intrusion but suggest that suitable treatment may soften the impact. Croydon is also noted as a possible site for an installation for a number of reasons. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Milne, R
  • Publication Date: 1974-11-15

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  • Accession Number: 00125047
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1982 12:00AM