Life cycle cost analysis of Europe‒Asia transportation systems

Maciej Szkoda

Abstrakt

The effectiveness of East-West rail transportation systems significantly depends on the track gauge change from 1435 mm to 1520 mm, which requires complicated handling-shifting operations. Comparative analysis of hazardous materials transport, among others using SUW 2000 system of self-adjusted wheel-sets, was based on the established effectiveness model (LCC analysis). The analysis pointed out both economic effects and the application’s restrictions in assumed and presented variants.

Słowa kluczowe: LCC analysis, life cycle cost, track gauge change
References

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