THE ECONOMIC, FUNCTIONAL AND TECHNICAL DEMARCATION OF THE RAILWAY, ITS LINK WITH OTHER TRANSPORT SYSTEMS, AND THE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL TRANSPORT UNDERTAKINGS IN CITY REGIONS

The author begins by sketching the growth of large conurbations in West Germany and links this to the development of the transport infrastucture. Future increases in car ownership and trip-making will, it is postulated, lead to considerable increases in congestion which can only be avoided by greater usage of public transport. This requires improvements in comfort, speed, convenience and cost, if people are to be attracted. The desirable qualities of such a system must include low headway involving few interchanges, with high capacity, flexibility for fluctuating demand, low environmental impact and high degrees of automation and safety. Different modes are compared for their capacity and roles in urban travel, particular attention being paid to the S-Bahn, which is for short distance rail travel. Transport communities have been established in Munich and Hamburg to provide comprehensive planning and co-ordinated routes and decide on fares policy and revenue distribution. Revenue from the joint tariff is distributed to the different operating companies according to operating cost, but with an allowance for performance. deficits are covered at the Federal, regional and local level. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Wolf, W
    • Stertkamp, W
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM