TECHNICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF BUSES FOR USE IN URBAN AND RURAL AREAS

TECHNISCHE EN MILIEUHYTGIENISCHE ASPECTEN VAN BUSSEN VOOR STADSVERVOER EN STREEKVERVOER

The aim of this study is to consider the possibilities of making buses used for public transport services quieter. Most consideration has been given to the "encapsulation" of present-day diesel buses and their conversion to liquified gas operation. Encapsulation could be employed relatively soon, and retrofill of present-day buses is also a possibility. There are reservations about converting buses to run on liquified gas on account of the safety aspects involved in storing the fuel. Another interesting possibility is the trolley bus. Alternatives, such as the "silent" diesel engine and the stirling engine, afford only long-term prospects. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministerie van Volksgezondheid en Milieuhygiene

    8-12 Dr Reijersstraat
    Leidschendam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Vanferink, P
    • GERRETSEN, E
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VL-H Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM