OPERATIONAL IDIOSYNCRASIES OF A SUBWAY-SURFACE SYSTEM

The objectives of this paper are to acquaint the reader with the behind-the-scenes activities that constitute the day-to-day operations of Philadelphia is subway-surface system and to pinpoint techniques and methods that new systems could adopt to avoid some of the problems SEPTA faces. The paper discusses daily operations, service interruptions, training, accident prevention, and support activities. The problems discussed are accompanied by a discussion of the solutions adopted or those that would be adopted if there were adequate funds and local cooperation. Specific recommendations for new systems are summarized. /Author/

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    • Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. This paper appeared in TRB Special Report No. 182, Light-Rail Transit: Planning and Technology.
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  • Authors:
    • Boscia, Joseph F
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 103-107
  • Monograph Title: Light rail transit: planning and technology
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  • Accession Number: 00301315
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1981 12:00AM