ECONOMIC COMPARISON OF URBAN RAILWAYS AND EXPRESS BUS SERVICES

BASED ON EXPERIENCE IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW URBAN RAILWAY IS SELDOM LIKELY TO BE ECONOMIC IN COMPARISON WITH AN EXPRESS BUS SERVICE. SOME EXISTING RAILWAYS COULD BE CONVERTED TO ROADS. SERVICE COULD BE IMPROVED IN THE CASE OF EXISTING SUBURBAN RAILWAY LINES WHICH DO NOT CROSS THE TOWN CENTER; THE REPLACEMENT BUSES COULD RUN THROUGH THE TOWN CENTER IN BUS-ONLY LANES, AND FEWER PASSENGERS WOULD HAVE TO CHANGE. /AUTHOR/

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    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Houghton Street, Aldwych
    London WC2A 2AE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, E
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

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  • Accession Number: 00202346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 1973 12:00AM