TRANSPORTATION YEAR OF TRAVAIL: ALTHOUGH SOME PROJECTS WERE HALTED OR DELAYED NEW URBAN AND MAINLINE SYSTEMS ARE PROCEEDING

The effect of adverse economic conditions on all forms of transportation is briefly discussed, and the observation is made that although some projects were halted or delayed, new urban and mainline systems are proceeding. Urban mass transit is considered to have been crippled even though transit technology has progressed. Automatic train operating systems in Montreal and Italy are described. The control systems also consist of an automatic train protection subsystem and an automatic train supervision subsystem. A West German Train-guidance System for a rapid transit network is also described. Another example of progress is the supertram concept (consisting of a 2-unit anticulated vehicle carried on 3 bogies) of the lightweight rapid-transit system of Newcastle, England. Two minisized electric cars marketed in the U.S. are outlined, and comment is made on the return of the trolley car.

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  • Authors:
    • Friedlander, G D
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 73-75
  • Serial:
    • IEEE Spectrum
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • ISSN: 0018-9235

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  • Accession Number: 00149506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1982 12:00AM