This paper starts from the argument that improved public transport is the best way to mitigate the adverse effects of the motor car on urban life. The disadvantages of existing bus and rail system are such that a contribution would be required from a new form of transport. The features required of a new system are listed, including frequent access points, minimal waiting time, high speed and absence of interchanges. Cabtrack is one system which meets these requirements: automatic four-seater vehicle would provide a demand actuated service along a network of interconnected tracks. Design features of the cabs, cab stops and the track are presented. Methods of system control and the overall capacity of the system are discussed. The environmental impact in terms of noise, pollution and visual intrusion would be acceptable. In conclusion the advantages and disadvantages are summarized. Diagrams and photo- montages are appended to illustrate the system. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University, England

    Claremont Tower, NE1 7RU
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland,   England 
  • Authors:
    • LANGDON, M G
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 77-98

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM