ON THE PROFITABILITY OF URBAN AND SUBURBAN LINES

UEBER DIE WIRTSCHAFTLICHKEIT VON S-BAHN STRECKEN

The increasing deficit recorded in short-distance public transport, has brought the economic aspects of these services to the fore. Criticism of investment in urban railway and underground networks, and a number of contradictions observed, suggest that a general analysis should be made of the profitability of these railway systems, and in particular, an examination of the factors liable to influence the engineer when planning, preparing and constructing such systems. Based on indices, the author explains the interdependence of factors of management economy, and gives an overall view of cost-utility studies for urban railways, together with recommendations on criteria of comparison for assessing alternative short- distance transport investment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • WEIGELT, H
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1981 12:00AM