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Urban waterborne public transport systems: An overview of existing operations in world cities
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Naval Systems. (Centre for Naval Architecture)
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Naval Systems. (Centre for Naval Architecture)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5956-7704
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Naval Systems. (Centre for Naval Architecture)
2017 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This report aims to collate information on existing waterborne public transport systems in order to provide a resource for cities that may be considering implementing a water transit network. Stockholm City Council has recently expressed interest in expanding its existing inland waterway network to facilitate increased passenger transport capacity within the city and surrounding districts. This report introduces waterway public transportation systems currently operating in 23 cities around the world to provide an overview of the current state of urban water transit globally. Key operational metrics have been identified and described which have been chosen in order to be most relevant in assessing water transport options for cities. Information regarding system organization, route structure, schedules, and vessels have been compiled. In addition, operational factors contributing to the success of existing water transit systems have also been highlighted as per existing literature. Such characteristics introduced in the report overview include transport integration within the wider public transport network, public perception and feasibility of implementation, land use implications, and the role of water transport in tourism and leisure travel. Efforts toward incorporating environmental sustainability are also briefly addressed. Cities have been divided into three broad categories based on the geographic size and passenger carrying capacity of each water transit system. There were 13 cities identified as large scale, 6 as medium scale and 4 as small scale, or in nascent stages of development. Facilities on board vessels and also terminal infrastructure are compared, as well as any unique features or operating characteristics, which are highlighted. Finally, the systems are mapped a scale in order to compare route structures and scope of operation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm, Sweden: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2017. , p. 79
Series
TRITA-AVE, ISSN 1651-7660 ; 978-91-7729-648-5
Keywords [en]
water transit, public transport, marine transport, naval architecture, urban planning
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Marine Engineering Environmental Sciences
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Transport Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-220525ISBN: 978-91-7729-648-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-220525DiVA, id: diva2:1168873
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Inland waterways
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QC 20180109

Available from: 2017-12-21 Created: 2017-12-21 Last updated: 2018-01-09Bibliographically approved

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