The author describes Britian Rail as having several roles in transport including provision of the inter-city service, pte services, London and south-east services and other grant-aided services. He then concentrates on its roles in urban areas and identifies those of providing a metro-type system, single-line commuter service, fan-shaped commuting coverage and long-distance commuter service. The advantages of these systems are discussed including the sharing of tracks with inter-city and freight traffic. The joint planning of commuter services with the British rail network is described as providing opportunities for flexibility with maximisation of coverage, greater Manchester being used as an example. Discussions which followed this paper are included. For covering abstract of the symposium see IRRD no. 219539.

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    Newcastle-upon-Tyne University, England

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Keen, P A
    • Ennor, P D
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00137702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM