Improving Tram Speed: A case study of proposed tramline ODENPLAN-SOLNA
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
In 2010, an inner city tramline (Sparvag City linje 7) was introduced in Stockholmcity connecting the Central Square, Sergei torgs to Djurgarden, an island southeast of the city center. This was the first inner city tram since 1967. Odenplan-Solna is now being investigated as a second inner city tram. The traffic situation shows that even today's traffic cannot cope with the existing public transport facilities. In order to have reliable, high quality and high frequency tramline in this area, speed is an important issue. This study is an attempt to put forward suggestions to improve the speed of the suggested tramline Odenplan-Solna through a review of different operating trams in several cities; including newly introduced and established ones. Due to time limitation, it has been decided to pick some interesting cities to serve as benchmarks. The literature review helps to compare different tram's speed to see what could be the expected average speed of the Odenplan-Solna tramline. In previous work by Sweco the network of Oden plan -Solna was simulated using Vissim. The model results show the average speed far below the target of 20 km/h considering different factors that affect tram's speed, e.g. number of stops, distance between stations, boarding and alighting passengers, etc. Through the survey from several cities and the Filmad Framkomlighet experiment, the target for this study has been changed to 16 kmjh. Several scenarios have been tested using Vissim. The results show improvements in some tramlines, though the average tram speed is still below 16. Results from tested scenarios show tram traffic is difficult to achieve in this corridor and significant changes have to be considered to improve overall speed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 91 p.
Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-121307OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-121307DiVA: diva2:618219