The application of planning and design procedures to the problem of transit-station renovation is described. The process is illustrated by using as an example the 69th Street Terminal in Philadelphia, a complex transit terminal that handles many transfer movements and transit vehicle connections and has a variety of system elements that are badly in need of renovation. The performance of the existing station was evaluated based on selected objectives and criteria and in light of its conformance with current policy guidelines. A series of alternative renovation layouts was produced to improve the processing of passengers by reducing conflicts, trip times, and level changes. These plans included consideration of horizontal and vertical separation, station access for fare collection, passenger volumes on each transit line, and accommodations for the disabled. Each alternative renovation plan was then evaluated along lines similar to those for the evaluation of the existing station. The results indicated the priority of each interest group and showed where conflict existed. The next step in the process is the preparation of detailed architectural and structural design plans and specifications, cost estimates, and a financial plan. (Authors)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 25-33
  • Monograph Title: Rail Transit Planning and Rail Stations
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031001
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1982 12:00AM