publication . Book . 1984

Policies Towards Suburban Rail Services in Britain and West\ud Germany – A Comparison.

Nash, C.A.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 1984
  • Publisher: Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
In 1981, the eight S-Bahn systems of the Federal Republic of Germany carried around 7,000m passenger kilometres of traffic. By contrast, the local rail services operated by British Rail on behalf of the British Passenger Transport Executives were expected to carry around 2,000m passenger kilometres. (Table 1). The aim of this paper is to explore some of the reasons for this enormous difference is the role played by suburban rail systems between the two countries. As illustration, the particular cases of Munich and Greater Manchester will be discussed in somewhat more detail. \ud \ud In the first section, some issues of background information and history will be ...
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