Innovative Interior Designs for Urban Freight Distribution Using Light Rail Systems

J Kelly, Marin Marinov

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High pollution levels and congestion in urban centres are an increasing concern for local councils in the UK. Heavy goods vehicles delivering urban freight to city centres are a leading cause of this problem. This paper discusses the concept of using light rail networks to deliver freight to city centres from surrounding businesses. Specifically various innovative designs are considered for the interior of the metro carriage and developed into visual models using Autodesk Inventor software. A full evaluation of all the designs developed is completed, resulting in a proposed design for consideration. The conclusion reached is that the proposed interior design is viable and coincides with the future metro fleet designs and concepts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-254
JournalUrban Rail Transit
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2017

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