BASIC PRINCIPLES AND GUIDE LINES FOR THE PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION OF S-BAHN SYSTEMS

The integrated transport service is described toward which the planning and development of the S-Bahn Systems of large cities are oriented. In a review of the basic principles and guide lines for the planning and construction of S-Bahn systems, details are given of network models interchange facilities and location of stations. The special cases of monocentric and polycentric city regions are discussed. The alignment principles of horizontal and vertical alignment are set forth. In the design of platforms, the constituent parts should be designed and harmonized such that they comply with the operating requirements for short station stops of the S-Bahn trains, as well as with certain comfort criteria affecting passengers. The arrangement of the platforms and platform dimensions are discussed. The arrangement of platform entrances, facilities to overcome differences in level, and the width of access facilities are described. Weather protection, and passenger handling facilities are other aspects reviewed. Details are given of design criteria for tunnel sections and interchange stations. In a discussion of technical equipment for the automation of S-Bahn operation, consideration is given to basic technical equipment, continous automatic train running control, computer control and train monitoring. A review of S-Bahn projects already realized of under construction, include systems in Munich, Hamburg and Frankfurt-on-Main. Construction methods for S-Bahn tunnels are discussed. conclusions based on the report are presented. The improvement of the quality of local public transport requires capital investment which the transport underting is often not able to sustain on its own. The sucess of a transport community if dependent on the systematic and intensified expansion of rapid transit networks in connection with high capacity park-and-ride facilities. Uuban and regional transport plans should be continually harmonized with the land use and urban development plans.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Heise, H
    • WEHNER, L
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 550-578
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1981 12:00AM