THE COST STRUCTURE OF TUBE VEHICLE SYSTEM FOR HIGH SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION

This report examines the estimation of capital and operating costs for a range of general assumptions concerning the physical and cost features of tube vehicle systems. Costs are broken down as follows: costs of land acquisition (right of way, land prices, the cost of land), tunnels, at-grade construction, overhead construction, track and control (investment and maintenance), station, terminal and yard, vehicle and crew, vehicle power and evacuation systems, (electricity, aerodynamic drag, magnetic suspension drag, evacuation systems); total and unit costs are quoted together with vehicle capacity and headways. The costs of the above parameters are incorporated in the economic case study of a hypothetical tube vehicle system for which total annual and unit costs are compared /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Loughborough University

    Transport Studies Group
    Department of Civil and Building Engineering
    Loughborough, Leicestershire  United Kingdom  LE11 3TU
  • Authors:
    • Bunting, P M
    • Gralewskik, Z A
    • Hawkins, N M
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1982 12:00AM