IS MINITRAM AN ECONOMIC PROPOSITION?

"Minitram" denotes an advanced urban transport system employing small automatic vehicles operating on its own track. This paper reports the economic implication of a possible minitram route in Coventry. Data from the transportation survey are used to predict the impact on travel behaviour. Cost-revenue and cost-benefit analyses are conducted and it is concluded that minitram could yield a rate of return close to the 10% minimum for public investment. It is pointed out that as minitram requires a high level of demand it would only be suitable for certain corridors of certain cities. In conclusion, comparisons are made with cartrack systems. /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Black, I G
    • LONGLEY, C J
  • Publication Date: 1974-2-3

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  • Accession Number: 00096527
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1981 12:00AM