Two means are suggested for increasing the rush-hour capacity of urban train systems already operating trains of maximum headway. They are: (1) Replacing some or all of the regular cars by standee-only cars; and (2) using double-length trains and, at the stations, having each train first stop with its front half alongside the station platform, and then advance to put its second half alongside the platform. A theoretical analysis shows that in some cases these methods can lead to a significant increase in the carrying capacity of a system. Formulas are presented for estimating the increase achievable in any particular case.

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    • Presented at the July 9-12, 1973, ASCE National Transportation Engineering Meeting, held at Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Libove, C
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

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  • Accession Number: 00051529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #10144 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1981 12:00AM