The author, who is Managing Director (Railways) on the London Transport Executive, refers to the predictable expansion of cities in the next half-century; the outstanding importance of a good transport network in support of this expansion; the immense advantages of the railway, which can ensure high capacity transport at relatively high speed, without unacceptable disfigurement of the environment, and with superior efficiency in the use of energy and space. He concludes that a common planning process is required for movement in an urban area, with rail-borne and road-borne transport each contributing in the areas where they are most efficient.

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    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Robbins, R M
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Accession Number: 00163735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1981 12:00AM