The Concept of Using a Dual-System Tramway in the Upper Silesian Agglomeration

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 51)


The article presents the characteristics of the specifications enabling the use of a dual-system tram in the Upper Silesian Agglomeration. Technical and socio-economic specifications have been taken into account. The dual-system tram is a system of public passenger transport connecting the subsystems of rail transport: train and tram. The most widespread model is the “Karlsruhe Model”, i.e. the model in which the vehicle is adapted to moving on the tram tracks and railway tracks.


Transport systems Public transport Dual-system tramway The Karlsruhe Model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of TransportSilesian University of TechnologyKatowicePoland

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