WIT Press


Principles Of Planning A Tramway System In An Urban Environment And Its Application To The City Of Athens

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010161

Volume

52

Pages

9

Published

2001

Size

793 kb

Author(s)

B. Stephanis D. Dimitrioi & L. Dimitriou

Abstract

The tramway is a modern transportation means that consolidates many useful characteristics but works with some limitations. For example, the tramway needs, for its function, certain space on the road, exclusively for it. The question naturally arises: how a well (or even not so well) organized transportation system can accept the application of such a new system, under which circumstances, with what disturbance for the rest of transportation network and finally, what would the results be and how we can set them? We are able to demonstrate the main advantages and disadvantages that occur with the operation of a tramway system in an urban environment, like the one that is under study in the capital of Greece, Athens. We will ex

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