REVIEW OF TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONAL ASPECTS OF SEVERAL FIXED-GUIDEWAY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

The purpose of this paper is to review the major technical and operational characteristics of several contemporary fixed-guideway public transportation systems and to determine the functional distinctions among them. Six systems are compared with respect to the following characteristics: nature of the vehicle-guideway interface, station layout, vehicle spacing control, general operating specifications, and specifications for nominal levels of vehicle performance. The 6 systems considered range from urban rail transit systems to monorail systems. Although they are unlike one another in many respects, they nonetheless function in much the same manner when contrasted to personal rapid transit systems currently being developed.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 71-73
  • Monograph Title: Transit planning and development
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309021804
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 4 1981 12:00AM