COMPARISON BETWEEN TROLLEY-BUS AND TRAM VEHICLES: PERFORMANCES AND CONSEQUENT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

This paper compares an ETB (electric trolley bus) transit system, which uses vehicles holding 155 passengers, with the current tram system used in Rome, which uses vehicles holding 180 or 260 passengers. Based on the same passenger flow, this comparison evaluates: which system is more cost effective; reduces waiting time at bus stops; and provides less environmental impact. The following steps will be taken: data collection, energy consumption simulation program, transportation cost definition, and simulation model on tramway network. The cost analysis model is based on overall total cost, including the complete construction of both the tram and ETB systems on present network. Costs include personnel, traction materials, vehicles, infrastructure and plant maintenance and amortization. Costs are calculated per vehicle km, per place km, and per km run by the whole fleet on a line.

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 25-34

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00800882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1853128236
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2000 12:00AM