The paper sets out the reasons for choosing rapid transit as a first application for the Pendair suspension system and distinguishes between transit and other urban transport functions. A description of Pendair Light Rapid Transit, its performance, economics, and implementation programme, is given and some aspects of environmental intrusion are discussed. Attention is drawn to the relatively high conventional content of the Pendair system and its mode of operation which reduces development risks. Comparisons are made with conventional rail rapid transit and other innovational systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the biennial International Conference of Hovercraft, Hydrofoils & Advanced Transit Systems, May 17-20, 1976, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Hydrofoil Society

    17 Melcombe Court, Dorset Square
    London NW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bliss, D S
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00152606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1982 12:00AM