Study of Suburban Railway and the Usage of Single-Car Trains for Solving Railway Management Problems in China

The suburban railway system is an essential component of the rail transit system. However, the construction of a suburban railway system in China has been suffering from notably slow development and low operation revenue. Under these circumstances, the single-car train system, with lots of operation experience in many developed countries as well as the advantages of flexible marshalling easy maintenance, etc., gives rise to a possible solution to the problems aforementioned. The authors start by clarifying the definition of the suburban railway system and the single-car train system. Then the authors summarize the history of the suburban railway system in China and analyze the problems in existing suburban railways. The authors then introduce examples as well as advanced experiences in suburban railway systems abroad. After that, the authors analyze the feasibility of using the single-car train system in China’s suburban railway lines and potential advantages. Lastly, the authors give suggestions on China’s transportation infrastructure.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 4467-4479
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2020: Advanced Transportation Technologies and Development-Enhancing Connections

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  • Accession Number: 01749997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784482933
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Aug 12 2020 3:07PM