Cable-Drawn Urban Transport Systems

Cable-drawn transport systems have been in use for a long time for passenger transportation, mostly in alpine areas. However, in recent years these transport systems have also been increasingly used in urban areas. This paper will discuss the various structural forms of cable-drawn passenger transportation systems particularly suited for urban transportation solutions. Particular attention will focus on single- or bicable continuous ropeway systems, funicular railways in continuous or reversible operation and inclined lifts. The function and mode of operations as well as design of these cable railways systems will be discussed in detail. The possible incorporation in the urban traffic flow will be demonstrated with several of the solutions at present under construction or already in operation with quite diverse systems. Apart from the advantages and disadvantages, the summary will describe the current fields of application and operational limits of the individual types of construction regarding travel speed, route lengths, and carrying capacity.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 25-36
  • Monograph Title: Urban Transport XI: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 184564008X
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2005 11:50AM