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Spårvägssäkerhet: metoder för minskning av sannolikheten för vissa typer av kollisioner i spårvägstrafiken
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Infrastructure, Infrastructure maintenance.
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This is the final report on the project "The safety of trams - methods for lowering the probability of certain types of collisions in tram traffic." Tram traffic and road traffic are two transport systems which must operate in the street zone under conditions that are to some extent dissimilar, and this can result in conflicts and accidents. The most common accident in tram traffic is a collision between a tram and a road vehicle, but collisions also occur between trams. By designing a traffic environment that is clear, easy to understand and interpret, the number of conflict situations can probably be reduced. The ideas and judgments set out in the report may be summarised in the following conclusions: - In-depth cooperation among traffic planners, urban planners and behavioural scientists would be of great importance in designing safe and functional traffic environments where both tram traffic and road traffic operate at the same time. - Where tram traffic and road traffic operate at the same time, warning devices and safety installations must be designed so that they give clear and understandable signals as to what applies in which situation. - The external design of trams should be discussed from a safety perspective and not, to such a large extent, from an aesthetic perspective which is often the case at present. Alternativ URL:

Abstract [sv]

Denna rapport utgör slutredovisning av projektet "Spårvägssäkerhet – metoder för minskning av sannolikheten för vissa typer av kollisioner i spårvägstrafiken". Projektet har finansierats av Banverket och genomförts på VTI i Linköping. Projektet har genomförts i nära samarbete med Göteborgs Spårvägar, AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik samt Veolia Transport i Norrköping. Spårvägstrafik och vägtrafik är två transportsystem som under delvis olika förutsättningar skall fungera i gaturummet, vilket kan leda till konflikter och olyckor. Den vanligaste olyckan i spårvägstrafiken är kollision mellan spårvagn och vägfordon, men även mellan spårvagn och spårvagn. Genom att utforma en trafikmiljö som är tydlig, lätt att uppfatta och tolka, kan sannolikt antalet konfliktsituationer reduceras.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2008. , 43 p.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Keyword [en]
Tram, Collision, Accident prevention, Method, Level crossing, Layout, Carriageway marking, Traffic sign, Traffic signal, Barrier function, Driver information, Warning
National Category
Infrastructure Engineering
Research subject
Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Safety
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6464OAI: diva2:675343
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2014-03-18Bibliographically approved

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