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Urban Freight Movement by Rail

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Abstract

This paper explores the idea of using existing urban and suburban rail networks for distributing and delivering goods in cities. Six case studies are discussed, where four of them have already been implemented in European cities; Amsterdam, Dresden, Paris and Zurich. A description of TruckTrain® solutions is provided. The Newcastle metro potential to transport freight is also analysed. This paper concludes that urban freight by rail is a feasible concept, because it brings some advantages, essentially a reduction of congestions, emissions and traffic in cities.


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Author(s): Marinov M, Giubilei F, Gerhardt M, Özkan T, Stergiou E, Papadopol M, Cabecinha L

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Transport Literature

Year: 2013

Volume: 7

Issue: 3

Pages: 87-116

Print publication date: 17/01/2013

Date deposited: 30/01/2013

ISSN (print): 2177-1065

ISSN (electronic): 2238-1031

Publisher: Rede de Pesquisas em Transportes

URL: http://www.transport-literature.org/jtl-v7n3.htm


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