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Title: A review of the success and failure of tram systems to carry urban freight: the implications for a low emission intermodal solution using electric vehicles on trams
Authors: Arvidsson, Niklas
Browne, Michael
Keywords: light rail,tramelectric distribution vehiclesintermodal city freight distributionurban rail freight transport
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Arvidsson, N., Browne, M. (2013) A review of the success and failure of tram systems to carry urban freight: the implications for a low emission intermodal solution using electric vehicles on trams, European Transport \ Trasporti Europei, 54, Paper n° 5
Series/Report no.: 54
Abstract: 
This paper
considers
the potential use of trams and
Electric
D
istribution
V
ehicles
(
E
DV
s
)
as
cargo
carriers in intermodal
urban
freight distribution.
D
istribution activities are
vital for society but are also
the cause of environmental and social
problems
.
Transport
ing
goods in urban areas, where most logi
stics chains start or
end,
is an activity that
increasingly
generates severe problems for
all stakeholders, for instance, local authorities,
the logistic industry, customers
and
society
in general
.
New transport solutions are necessary in order to decrease
traffic congestion, noise
and
traffic pollution, e.g.
,
emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants in urban areas.
A possible solution to these problems is to
transform
the
current
freight
distribution
system
within
cities, for example by
favouring
the enhancement of intermodal transport
alternatives
, i.e.
combining
road and rai
l
transport.
I
nformation has been collected through a literature review and
interviews in Amsterdam and from these results a
conceptual model
is presented, as well as a
low
e
mission
concept
using
electric
vehicles
on trams
in Gothenburg
.
The
concept utilize
s techniques from the shipping
industry, train
industry, and the car industry
Type: Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/8871
ISSN: 1825-3997
Appears in Collections:European Transport / Trasporti Europei (2013) 54

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