WIT Press

Supply System Of Warsaw Tram Company† Present State And Outlook For A New Century

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT950081

Volume

18

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

714 kb

Author(s)

L. Mierzejewski, A. Szelag & J. Wrzesien

Abstract

The main means of mass transport in Warsaw are trams Warsaw Tram Company operates the largest urban electric transport network in Poland. Six hundred fifty street cars are on service every day (from nine hundred being on stock) on one hundred sixty kilometres of lines. A commercial speed reaches 20 km/h and maximum traffic capacity of a single route in rush hours is ninety cars per hour. Fortunately in Warsaw tram lines were intensively used in sixties and seventies, even so it was an opposite to a general trend in the world, where trams were abandoned and changed by buses or cars. So nowadays it is easier to revitalize its role in the ci

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