As it becomes more apparent that comfort and convenience must be offered to the potential passenger to encourage him to change his travel mode, newer systems intend to install many more escalators per station. Several publications present escalator capacity recommendations ranging from 9,6000/hr to 10,7000/hr for 48-in. escalators operating at a speed of 120 fpm. While observed values were extrapolated to hourly volumes to permit comparison with existing capacity recommendations, it should be noted that peaking generally occurs within 1-min periods and a capacity value expressed in passengers per minute is more realistic. With this in mind, the recommended practical capacity would become 103 passengers per minute and the design value 90 passengers per minute, for 48-in. escalators operating at 120 fpm.

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  • Accession Number: 00054129
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #10333 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1982 12:00AM