RAIL TRANSIT CRITERIA FOR SYSTEM REVIEW AND PRELIMINARY DESIGN

This report is a manual intended to assist in evaluating rail transit proposals and to provide information for preliminary design of trackways and to serve as a guide to the acquisition and use of data required for the final design of a specific system. The standards and characteristics of a number of operating and proposed systems were analyzed and organized to produce this manual. The first three chapters describe and contrast light and heavy rail systems, outline the system planning process, and discuss the implications of choices within systems. These chapters also describe vehicle and facility characteristics and requirements that affect trackway location and design. Finally, they discuss system operational factors and the magnitude and range of major cost elements. The last chapter contains principles, conventions and criteria for trackwork and for the preliminary design of trackways.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Division of Mass Transportation, 5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95807

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hintzman, K W
    • Kershaw, R E
    • MORI, K Y
    • Pearson, C L
    • Rogers, E
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 374 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 13200-631063 Final Rpt., UMTA-CA/PD-78/1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UMTA-CA-09-8001, DOT-UMTA-CA-09-8002
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1982 12:00AM