THE STAGE CONSTRUCTION OF METROPOLITAN RAILWAYS: THE EXAMPLE OF FEDERAL GERMANY

LA REALIZZIONE DELLE FERROVIE METROPOLITANE IN FASE SUCESSIVE: L'ESEMPIO DELLA GERMANIA FEDERALE

The term u-bahn refers to an urban transport system of the following characteristics: vehicles that run on rails; a rail network entirely reserved to the system, and which can be elevated, at ground level, or underground; the intervals between vehicles or trains must be automatically controlled; station platforms must be at the level of entry into the cars; the light rolling stock must be capable of 100km/h maximum speeds, have a capacity of 200-250 seats, and allow rapid entry and exit. The stage construction of u-bahn systems in West Germany is dictated by budget restraints, the first projects being built in areas of insufficient public transport. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Automobile Club d'Italia

    Via Marsala 8
    00185 Rome,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Sciarone, G
  • Publication Date: 1974-11-12

Language

  • Italian

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM