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Journal Details
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Journal
eISSN
2585-8084
First Published
30 Sep 2018
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English

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Volume 15 (2019): Issue 1 (June 2019)

Journal Details
Format
Journal
eISSN
2585-8084
First Published
30 Sep 2018
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English

Search

4 Articles
Open Access

Opportunities for Solving Urban and Environmental Problems by Progressive City Logistics Tools

Published Online: 02 Jul 2019
Page range: 1 - 7

Abstract

Abstract

At present, high traffic intensity level on the roads currently saturates a great demand for individual transportation. Mobility is an important part of everyday activities in cities. The increasing number of passenger and freight vehicles on the widening transport infrastructure raises several problems. The range of use of public passenger transport does satisfy enough the citizens needs and its use is constantly decreasing, especially in the new EU countries. One of the reasons is also the growing sale and production of new passenger cars in the EU, resulting in congestion in the road infrastructure of cities and environmental problems. These issues are dealt with the modern City Logistics concept. The contribution focused on the basic principles of city logistics, the reasons for its development and, in particular, the possibilities of practical use. An example is the city of Trenčín in Slovakia, where a regional rail passenger transport is proposed for city traffic service including Park and Ride system.

Keywords

  • urban
  • transport
  • logistics
  • environment
  • city
Open Access

Proposal of Technology of Train Composition in Košice Station

Published Online: 02 Jul 2019
Page range: 8 - 11

Abstract

Abstract

The rolling stock, its operation and maintenance are one of the problems that concern every rail carrier. Appropriate scheduling of wagons composition, its circulation and maintenance is not simple, especially if the carrier has a low number of locomotives and wagons used every day. In this paper is proposed a technology of wagons composition in the station Košice.

Keywords

  • railway transport
  • operation
  • the composition of the train
Open Access

Railways as a Key Part of Integrated Transport Systems

Published Online: 02 Jul 2019
Page range: 12 - 15

Abstract

Abstract

Integrated passenger transport system consists of many factors with various impacts on the entire system quality. In passenger transport, there are mostly individual passengers therefore it is difficult to determine all transport requirements. In the passenger transport system, there are several modes of transport, but passengers mostly use road and rail transport. Passenger transport system is influenced by many qualitative factors with various impacts. The paper is focused on analysis of the role of railways in integrated passenger transport systems. The analysis is from passenger point of view because the key element in railway passenger transport is the passenger (customer), who requires the transport from one place to another. A basic precondition for accomplishing the main requirement (transport), is making the complete offer which provides not only transport, but also other complementary services. There are several types of passenger trains, which jointly create a part of integrated transport system. Quality of this transport system depends on train route topology, timetable of trains, number and location of all stations and stops. Primary function of the transport system is providing transport for passengers on regional, national-interregional and international level; therefore, the analysis involves these levels.

Keywords

  • railway transport
  • passenger transportation
  • integrated transport
  • transport system
Open Access

Assessing the Impact of Using Fuels Made from Vegetable Oil on Selected Operational Vehicle Characteristics

Published Online: 02 Jul 2019
Page range: 16 - 21

Abstract

Abstract

Vegetable oil based fuels significantly enable reducing the costs of fuel purchased. CI engine vehicles with rotary and inline injection pump can be fuelled by vegetable oil based fuels instead of being fuelled by diesel. This is very common, since their price is lower in comparison with diesel. The article focuses on the impact of using fuels made from vegetable oil on selected vehicle characteristics in particular conditions. It includes the measurements of the impact of using fuels such as FAME, fresh oil and used oil on the engine smoke opacity, content of selected emissions in the exhaust gases as well as on the engine power and torque’s course. The measurement results are mutually compared with the results measured when using diesel. In order to secure the measurements to be repeatable, they were performed in laboratory at the cylinder test station MAHA MSR 1050. The vehicle tested during its last 100,000 kilometres driven by vegetable oil based fuel has been selected for these measurements. Therefore, by these measurements, it was also possible to assume partially the impact of long-term using aforesaid fuels on selected vehicle characteristics.

Keywords

  • emissions
  • FAME
  • fuel
  • engine power
  • vegetable oil
4 Articles
Open Access

Opportunities for Solving Urban and Environmental Problems by Progressive City Logistics Tools

Published Online: 02 Jul 2019
Page range: 1 - 7

Abstract

Abstract

At present, high traffic intensity level on the roads currently saturates a great demand for individual transportation. Mobility is an important part of everyday activities in cities. The increasing number of passenger and freight vehicles on the widening transport infrastructure raises several problems. The range of use of public passenger transport does satisfy enough the citizens needs and its use is constantly decreasing, especially in the new EU countries. One of the reasons is also the growing sale and production of new passenger cars in the EU, resulting in congestion in the road infrastructure of cities and environmental problems. These issues are dealt with the modern City Logistics concept. The contribution focused on the basic principles of city logistics, the reasons for its development and, in particular, the possibilities of practical use. An example is the city of Trenčín in Slovakia, where a regional rail passenger transport is proposed for city traffic service including Park and Ride system.

Keywords

  • urban
  • transport
  • logistics
  • environment
  • city
Open Access

Proposal of Technology of Train Composition in Košice Station

Published Online: 02 Jul 2019
Page range: 8 - 11

Abstract

Abstract

The rolling stock, its operation and maintenance are one of the problems that concern every rail carrier. Appropriate scheduling of wagons composition, its circulation and maintenance is not simple, especially if the carrier has a low number of locomotives and wagons used every day. In this paper is proposed a technology of wagons composition in the station Košice.

Keywords

  • railway transport
  • operation
  • the composition of the train
Open Access

Railways as a Key Part of Integrated Transport Systems

Published Online: 02 Jul 2019
Page range: 12 - 15

Abstract

Abstract

Integrated passenger transport system consists of many factors with various impacts on the entire system quality. In passenger transport, there are mostly individual passengers therefore it is difficult to determine all transport requirements. In the passenger transport system, there are several modes of transport, but passengers mostly use road and rail transport. Passenger transport system is influenced by many qualitative factors with various impacts. The paper is focused on analysis of the role of railways in integrated passenger transport systems. The analysis is from passenger point of view because the key element in railway passenger transport is the passenger (customer), who requires the transport from one place to another. A basic precondition for accomplishing the main requirement (transport), is making the complete offer which provides not only transport, but also other complementary services. There are several types of passenger trains, which jointly create a part of integrated transport system. Quality of this transport system depends on train route topology, timetable of trains, number and location of all stations and stops. Primary function of the transport system is providing transport for passengers on regional, national-interregional and international level; therefore, the analysis involves these levels.

Keywords

  • railway transport
  • passenger transportation
  • integrated transport
  • transport system
Open Access

Assessing the Impact of Using Fuels Made from Vegetable Oil on Selected Operational Vehicle Characteristics

Published Online: 02 Jul 2019
Page range: 16 - 21

Abstract

Abstract

Vegetable oil based fuels significantly enable reducing the costs of fuel purchased. CI engine vehicles with rotary and inline injection pump can be fuelled by vegetable oil based fuels instead of being fuelled by diesel. This is very common, since their price is lower in comparison with diesel. The article focuses on the impact of using fuels made from vegetable oil on selected vehicle characteristics in particular conditions. It includes the measurements of the impact of using fuels such as FAME, fresh oil and used oil on the engine smoke opacity, content of selected emissions in the exhaust gases as well as on the engine power and torque’s course. The measurement results are mutually compared with the results measured when using diesel. In order to secure the measurements to be repeatable, they were performed in laboratory at the cylinder test station MAHA MSR 1050. The vehicle tested during its last 100,000 kilometres driven by vegetable oil based fuel has been selected for these measurements. Therefore, by these measurements, it was also possible to assume partially the impact of long-term using aforesaid fuels on selected vehicle characteristics.

Keywords

  • emissions
  • FAME
  • fuel
  • engine power
  • vegetable oil

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