Image from page 493 of “The Street railway journal” (1884) – Detroit Picture

Identifier: streetrailwayjo201902newy
Title: The Street railway journal
Year: 1884 (1880s)
Subjects: Street-railroads Electric railroads Transportation
Publisher: New York : McGraw Pub. Co.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries

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– increase traffic andgross receipts enough to compensate for the lower revenueper passenger. This is disproved by the results in Detroitjust stated, since both lines serve almost identically thesame territory. Great care is exercised by the manage-ment to maintain the car service as fully up to the trafficdemands on the low-fare line as on the high, to avoid anyappearance of attempting to force the public to use thehigher fare lines. The lower fare line is under some in-herent disadvantages as to routes, because it was built after

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VIEW ON ONE OF DETROITS WIDE RESIDENTIAL STREETS on the city lines of the Detroit United Railway, includingboth the high and low fare lines, but not including interur-ban lines, was $0.0425. The average fare per passengeron the low-fare line was about $0.0360. ( )f all the passen-gers carried in the city, 33 per cent were carried on eight-for-a-quarter tickets. Twenty per cent of all the passen-gers carried in the city were carried on the low-fare line,and 13 per cent were carried on workingmens eight-for-a-quarter tickets, between 5 :3c) a. m. and 7 a. m. and 5.15 p. m.and 6:15 p. m. on the 5-cent lines. The mileage of the low-fare line is 57.9, and that of the high-fare lines is 129.9, sothat the low-fare line has not only failed to attract byvirtue of the low fares a larger proportionate share of thebusiness in dollars and cents than the high-fare lines, buthas failed even to carry as many passengers in proportionto mileage of track at a low rate as the high-fare lines haveat 5-cen

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