DESIGN OF OUTLYING RAPID TRANSIT STATION AREAS

Design of modern rapid transit stations in outlying areas is a complex process that has had only limited documentation. The paper attempts to help the designer in organizational and technical aspects of his or her work. Steps in the design procedure are outlined, and data needed for design are listed. The designer's work starts with an analysis of the requirements of the 3 interested parties: passengers, transit system operator, and community. Design principles and standards emphasize priority sequence for different access modes: pedestrians, feeder bus, kiss-and-ride, and park-and-ride. Maximum separation of modes is desirable: Bus stops should be close to the station entrance, preferably in a separate transit area; kiss-and-ride should be next in distance from the station; park-and-ride should be in the farthest areas. Design should be such that the maximum concentration of automobile traffic is on the periphery of the station, for close-in areas have pedestrian concentrations. Safe and convenient pedestrian movement must be provided for throughout the station area. Examples of design elements for each mode are presented. Finally, the paper contains several examples of total designs of different types of stations.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-12
  • Monograph Title: INTERMODAL TRANSFER FACILITIES
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022983
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1982 12:00AM