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Improving Tram Speed: A case study of proposed tramline ODENPLAN-SOLNA
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science, Traffic and Logistics.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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.
TSC-MT, 13-003
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-121307OAI: diva2:618219
Available from: 2013-04-26 Created: 2013-04-26

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