THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VEHICLE SIZE AND OPERATING COSTS IN URBAN TRANSIT NETWORKS

DER EINFLUSS DER FAHRZEUGGROESSE AUF DIE BETRIEBSKOSTENSTRUKTUR IM SCHNELLVERKEHR

The authors based their study on the Berlin and Hamburg networks, but a typical 20 km standard line was chosen for the study of the relationship between vehicles and productivity. Variable information concerning traffic, comfort, timetables, vehicle size and costs were used and it was seen that the volume of traffic must be determined before deciding on the size of the vehicles to be used. Operating costs for vehicles are lowest for vehicles/trains with seating for less than 100 passengers, for example, if peak traffic involves less than 3,000 passengers per hour in each direction. Trains with seating for 100 to 200 passengers are required for traffic involving 4,000 to 7,000 passengers per hour in each direction. For all types of operating, capital costs represent between 43 and 70% of rolling stock operating costs.

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    Schmidt (Erich) Verlag

    Herforderstrasse 10
    4800 Bielefeld,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Pampel, F
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14 p.
  • Serial:
    • VERKEHR UND TECHNIK
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Firmware-Entwicklung, Lumino GmbH
    • ISSN: 0340-4536

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131271
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1981 12:00AM