Involvement of Urban Rail Transit Operation in Planning and Design Stage

Advances in urban rail transit over the years have led it to become one of the most popular public transportation modes in many large cities of China. However, the planning and design stages of construction neglect to give adequate consideration to the demand of operation. This paper analyzes problems at the stages of planning, design, and operation through a case study with Shanghai Metro, focusing on network organization and train operation organization. Then, a proposal is presented involving tasks and sub-tasks to help coordinate the planning and design stages and to bring in the train operation organization due to their knowledge on issues such as passenger traffic organization, emergency evacuation, and network organization. This information is presented clearly in tabular form for ease of use. Ultimately, this research provides a theoretical basis for the involvement of urban rail transit operators in the planning and design stages, as well as for their guidance on any follow-up work.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1613-1618
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2014: Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01532342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413623
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2014 3:03PM