This paper examines the possibility of employing sections of single track for two-way operation of autotrams and metros in urban areas. A comparison between head-on and alternate operation, shows the former to be preferable for routes with long links and short waiting times. Alternate operation is advantageous when the link transit time is the same or only slightly more than the waiting time and a high frequency service is desired, and when the mean journey length is short. A cost analysis shows that for routes with moderate passenger flows, elevated or tunnelled track and reasonably even and close station spacings, substantial overall cost savings can be achieved with a single track system. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Warwick University

    Urban Transport Research Group
    Coventry,   England 

    Lanchester Polytechnic, England

    Priory Street
    Coventry CV1 5FB,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gillie, R F
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 21 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 27

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Working Paper 27
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 1981 12:00AM