28 May 2010

Bus, tram or train?

This table is from a report produced by the Commission for Integrated Transport in 2005. The figures give maximum system capacity (passengers per hour per direction). It suggests that when there are more than about 3,000 passengers per hour - say around 40 buses - it is time to start thinking about replacing them with trams.

Standard bus2,500-4,000
Guided bus4,000-6,000
Tram/Light rail12,000-18,000
Heavy rail10,000-30,000

Link to full report

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