PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT. A CASE FOR SMALL VEHICLES

This article is concerned with a proposed personal rapid transit system for Gothernburg, Sweden. The system was intended to compete with the private car through: wide area coverage, short travel time, high degree of comfort, direct travel without changes. The main features of the proposed system are then described: dimensions of the newtork traffic flow, capacity, travel time and costs. The economic implications of the number of passengers per cab are discussed and ways of organizing joint riding considered for the afternoon peak (concentrated departures, dispersed destinations), for the morning peak (dispersed departures, concentrated destinations), and between groups of stations. it is concluded that if a level of service comparable to the private car is to be achieved cabs should carry 3-4 passengers and 5-seater cabs should be used. The concluding section quotes from a report on the future of public transport in Gothenburg. /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Oof, R
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Accession Number: 00096528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1982 12:00AM