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Segregation from Road Traffic


Any public transport system will run faster and more smoothly if it can be segregated from other traffic. Bus Lanes and Priority Access Points (Bus Gates) are intended to improve bus services by this means.

Degrees of Segregation Within the Carriageway

Segregation From the Carriageway

 Disadvantages of Segregation

The degree of segregation of a tramway is a matter of balance. Whilst high degrees of segregation from other traffic are desirable for operational reasons, care must be taken not to carry this too far and segregate the tramway from its customers. To provide access to an isolated tramway, especially if it is running in a cutting or above street level, could prove very expensive in construction costs and, when operating, in lost revenue.

Example of planning a route for access

Types of track


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