The growing demand for transportation observed in the great conglomerations calls for mass-transit railway systems running on their own right-of-way. In addition, the undeniable advantages of below-ground installation, from the standpoints of both the incorporation of the transit system in an urban environment, promote the use of the underground space. However, this requires that specific measures be taken during the design, construction and operation phases in order to reduce the construction costs, increase comfort and "humanize" still further the surroundings. In any case, underground installation on its own right-of-way is often the optimum solution for mass-transit urban systems. It is virtually the only one that can cope with the intense traffic of large cities and the transportation conditions - comfort, speed and regularity, which are increasingly demanded by city dwellers.(a) for the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 271697.

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    • Subsurface Space. Environment Protection, Low Ccost Storage, Energy Savings. Proceedings.
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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • LUPIAC, L
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00381434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 0-08-026136-1
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1984 12:00AM