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This project involved improvement in material and passenger transport by adaptation and further development of conventional technology according to short- and medium-term needs. One area of work concerned components of track-bound transport and their maintenance or repair under extremely difficult conditions. For reducing wear and tear and for increasing travel speed at higher safety standards, technical assistance was given to the design of a rapid passenger train system with Jacob-type bogies. Other work areas dealt with material transport, and the creation of a track-mounted dinting system to increase the use of rail-bound systems in the Ruhr district. The intended underground testing of a rapid light-weight floor-mounted rail installation for passenger transport was postponed in favour of an overhead system designed for higher travel speeds. The comparative assessment of a conventional overhead system and the rapid light-weight railway resulted in almost identical cost estimates and indicated the simpler operation of the light-weight railway. However, for a travel distance of 2,800 m the railway's capacity of 100 persons/h did not meet the expectations of the mine management.

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Authors: DMT GESELLSCHAFT FÜR FORSCHUNG UND PRÜFUNG MBH, DMT Gesellschaft für Forschung und Prüfung mbH, Essen (DE);DMT GESELLSCHAFT FUR FORSCHUNG UND PRUFUNG MBH, DMT Gesellschaft fur Forschung und Prufung mbH, Essen (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13396 DE (1990) 229 pp., MF, ECU 12
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Record Number: 199110174 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: de
Available languages: de
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