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Attraktiv och effektiv spårvägstrafik: den moderna spårvägens egenskaper, funktioner och potential för urbana och regionala persontransporter
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
2004 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Attractive and effective light rail traffic : the properties, functions and potential of modern light rail for urban and regional passenger transport (English)
Abstract [sv]

This document is a summary report on the research theme "Light Rail - Light

Cost, Part II" which was carried out at VTI over the period 1999-2004. The

project has been financed by the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems, with

some assistance by the Swedish National Rail Administration and the Swedish

National Road Administration. Work on the research theme has compiled and

improved the level of knowledge in a number of areas of importance for the

creation of an attractive, effective and competitive transport system for

urban and regional passenger transport. Most of the investments made in light

rail systems have been successful. One important factor for success is a

holistic perspective, i.e. that light rail is not only a transport supply

solution between certain points but that it is also used as a strategic

platform for a more comprehensive upgrading of urban transport systems as

integral parts of other urban design. Light rail has become a means of

creating more attractive cities, and this is considered to be of great local

and regional economic significance. To invest in, and to run, a light rail

system is a demanding task, and for the outcome to be satisfactory,

comprehensive mobilisation of both traffic and urban planning and the

associated policy areas is required. The report describes the history and

development of light rail, and its properties and potential in urban and

regional transport systems. There is also a discussion of the way in which

light rail systems can be implemented in cities, and the planning and policy

required at local and regional level to increase the share of passenger

traffic carried by light rail and public transport. The report discusses

costs and macroeconomic cost effectiveness calculations for investments in

light rail systems. The report concludes with a discussion and a review of

future research needs concerning light rail and public transport as a whole.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI rapport 504 , 2004.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Keyword [en]
Swedish, Sweden, Light rail, Planning, Social cost, Financing, Local authority, Urban area
Research subject
Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Economics; Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Organization and administration; Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Passenger transport
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6369OAI: diva2:675246
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-03

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