Urban freight movement by rail

Movimento de mercadorias por ferrovias em zonas urbanas e suburbanas

Marin Marinov Federico Giubilei Mareike Gerhardt Tolgahan Özkan Evgenia Stergiou Mihaela Papadopol Luis Cabecinha

Abstracts

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.

urban freight; movement; rail transport; case studies; city logistics


Este artigo explora a ideia da utilização das redes ferroviárias urbanas e suburbanas para distribuição e entrega de mercadorias nas cidades. Apresentam-se seis casos de estudo, dos quais quatro já foram implementados em cidades europeias: Amsterdam, Dresden, Paris e Zurique. Fornece-se a descrição da solução TruckTrain® e analisa-se o pontencial da rede de Metro de Newcastle para transportar mercadorias. Este artigo conclui que o transporte urbano ferroviário de mercadorias é um conceito viável pois traz algumas vantagens, essencialmente na redução de congestionamentos, emissões e tráfego rodoviário nas cidades.

transporte urbano de mercadorias; movimentação; transporte ferroviário; casos de estudo; logística nas cidades


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Publication Dates

  • Publication in this collection
    07 Nov 2013
  • Date of issue
    July 2013

History

  • Received
    07 Sept 2012
  • Accepted
    27 Dec 2012
  • Reviewed
    03 Dec 2012
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