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Because of the special rail brake in the RUF system, the safety distances can be relatively short compared to normal trains. This means that the capacity is much higher than the capacity of one highway lane with cars filled with 1.2 passengers per car.

On a highway the maximum capacity is obtained at a speed which is much lower than the top speed. In the RUF system, the capacity is obtained at a high speed (typically 120 km/h).

The passenger flow in the RUF system is organized differently than in ordinary trains. Normally passengers are moved in large units at long time intervals. In the RUF system the frequency is very high but the units are small (10 passengers). This is much better than in a train system. The quality of the capacity is better than in a comparable train system.

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