In order to meet the variation in the demand for public transport during the day a possible solution is the formation of bus-trains by linking buses together. Each bus unit of the train is controlled by an electric cable in the roadway. This study deals with two principles for controlling the bus-trains: (1) controlled front and back wheel, (2) controlled front wheel. A theoretical discussion and a practical evaluation of the space requirement for both principles are presented. Finally, principles and design of bus-train couplings are described. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

    Institutionen foer Transportteknik
    S-402 20 Gothenburg,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Hultqvist, B
    • Kristiansson, H
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183380
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Thesis
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM