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Assessing Tram Infrastructure Safety Using the Example of the City of Gdańsk

Published Online: 30 Oct 2019
Volume & Issue: Volume 49 (2019) - Issue 3 (October 2019)
Page range: 293 - 322
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2083-4608
First Published
26 Feb 2008
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Analysis of Gdańsk tram network statistics shows that incidents are quite frequent (about 650 within five years) and mostly involve collisions and crashes. As well as reducing the tram systems’ efficiency and reliability, incidents have a negative effect on road safety. As Polish cities extend their tram networks, they must also ensure that their existing networks are safe. This is to be achieved by conducting safety assessments. The article presents different assessment methods, at different stages of tram infrastructure lifecycle, providing a basis for a comprehensive diagnosis and recommendations for improvement. The objective of the study was to conduct a comprehensive safety assessment and analysis of the existing and planned tram network across Gdańsk, using different study methods and tools.

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