Analysis of operating alternatives for Market Street trolley coach lines
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Published by San Francisco Municipal Railway in San Francisco .
Written in English


  • Street-railroads -- California -- San Francisco.,
  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- Transit systems.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesMarket Street trolley coach lines.
StatementTransit Planning Section, San Francisco Municipal Railway ; [principal authors, Tom Matoff, Lawrence Sauvé, Peter Straus].
ContributionsMatoff, Tom.
The Physical Object
Paginationca. 200 p. :
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22988610M

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A real trolley operates on rails and is generally electrically powered by overhead lines, while a trolleybus uses wheels instead of rails, but is still powered by overhead lines. These buses are built in the style of the old streetcars and tend to be very beautiful, classic and nostalgic in appearance, but are usually powered by diesel, and. TROLLEY BUS AND MOTOR COACH OPERATIONAL COST COMPARISONS UTILIZING SECTION 15 DATA. An examination of the costs of operating and maintaining trolley buses and motor coaches in Dayton, Ohio, is presented. The cost comparisons used the Section 15 data submittal prepared by the Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) for Author: D Dunoye, W Diewald. Alternative Peak Headways 15 Line Diesel/Trolley Peak Demand (Systemwide) Total Annual Diesel/Trolley Bus Hours (Systemwide) Peak Headways (1): Third Street Light Rail LRV Fleet Peak Demand (System-wide) Annual LRV Car-Hours (Systemwide) Existing () (No Project Alternative) 6 minutes: diesel buses / trolley buses: million in place, all other things being equal, trolley bus operating costs are slightly lower than diesel bus operating costs on the same line, perhaps on the order of 5 to 10 percent, provided that power costs are not extraordinarily unfavorable. In the Part­ land analysis .

To take one of the most famous examples, San Francisco’s F-Market streetcar does achieve better travel times along Market Street than the old 8-Market trolley bus that it replaced, but it does this because the street was redesigned in a way that made transit of any kind more reliable. Like most buses, the 8-Market ran in the right (outside) lane, where it had the usual . Noun ()(US) A tram or light rail vehicle, usually a single car, but also attached together, operating on city streets. A trolley car. * Tired as he felt at night, and dark and bitter cold as it was in the morning, Jurgis generally chose to walk; at the hours other workmen were traveling, the streetcar monopoly saw fit to put on so few cars that there would be men hanging to every foot of the. Muni bus lines in FY carried 64 unlinked trips per vehicle revenue hour (increasing to 68 in FY ), with an operating cost of $ per passenger trip ($ in FY ), and a farebox recovery ratio (fares as a proportion of operating costs) of 27% (29% in FY ). The operating cost per passenger trip was lower than eight peer systems. improve on-street reliability. Muni operating cost per revenue vehicle hour increased 12% in the 14 years between and to about $ per hour. (The cost varies substantially by mode, from about $ per service hour for trolley coach to $ per hour for motor coach, $ for light rail and $ for cable car.).

  The R-line came about after the franchise the city had given Market Street Railway for the line streetcar expired at the end of the s. Single operator buses were cheaper to run than two-operator streetcars, and the line didn’t have many riders, so Muni decided to try the newer trolley bus technology and maybe steal some passengers.   Today some people planning heritage lines are stressing preferential use of one of the two terms to minimize confusion and encourage consistency. In some cases, the word “streetcar” is preferred in order to clarify the difference between a streetcar operating on rails vs. a rubber tired vehicle made to look like a trolley. regarding a recommended alternative favored the streetcar alignment operating with two tracks on Beach Street (Option 3). Thirty-one comments suggested new alternatives, including extensions of existing diesel and trolley bus routes into Fort Mason, should be studied. The primary environmental concerns. Book Accessories Children's Books Vintage Lehmann Gnomy Trolley Street Car # Red Western Germany Friction Toy $ FREE shipping Favorite Add to s South Street Electric Trolley “Ho” Scale Bus Set Made in Japan for Hobby Imports RerunProps. From shop RerunProps. 5 out of 5 stars (51) 51 reviews $