WIT Press


Railway As Transportation Means In Urban Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000111

Volume

49

Pages

7

Published

2000

Size

683 kb

Author(s)

D. Marusic & T. Stazic

Abstract

Dynamics development of cities brings about an increasing demand for the improvement of transportation services; however this cannot be realized on time due to the slow expansion of the traffic infrastructure facilities. The increasing number of motor vehicles, particularly automobiles, on the existing urban roads with limited capacity leads to the congestion of traffic flows. Consequently, a modern efficient transportation system should be introduced which will ensure fast, comfortable and safe passenger flows and will be an integral part of the public transportation system. Taking into account the specific features of the urban and suburban areas, the analyses and studies of the existing and planned traffic flows will solve the problems related to the optimal time, methods and conditions for the expansion of the public transportation system.

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