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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 4 (December 2017) > List of articles

A STUDY ON COOPERATION OF URBAN TRANSPORT MEANS: PRT AND LIGHT RAIL

Waldemar GRABSKI * / Wiktor B. DASZCZUK

Keywords : personal rapid transit, light urban rail, transport means cooperation, urban transport simulation

Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 12, Issue 4, Pages 5-14, DOI: https://doi.org/10.20858/tp.2017.12.4.1

License : (CC BY 4.0)

Received Date : 10-October-2016 / Accepted: 05-December-2017 / Published Online: 03-March-2018

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It is difficult to organize urban transport in the city center. Existing buildings, narrow streets and working infrastructure make it difficult to use the oldfashion transport means such as trams or buses. The new idea consists in elevation of the transport in the very city above ground level (typical PRT systems cover rare areas like airport or fairgrounds). The study analyzes the hierarchical, layered system consisting of a ring light rail and PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) serving as commuter network. It is shown in the case of an exemplary city that the proposed solution is possible and reasonable. Ridership and vehicle mileage of the entire system are calculated for the light rail analytically, and in the case PRT by simulation.

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