This book is the second volume of a research devoted to the subways' problems. It is essentially the work of a structural engineer on the various architectural problems that the construction of a subway must meet. Chapter ten analyzes different methods of tunnel excavation, considerable space is given to the history of tunnels and to the problems that their construction may create for the surrounding buildings; with respect to this last point various architectural solutions- Europa Haus in Berlin, the Church of Auteuil in Paris, the E-O line in London, the Dnieper tunnel in Kiev- are examined in some detail. Chapter 11 is devoted to the features of an optimal route for a subway system. Chapter 12 treats the problem of stations from a functional point of view: location, maximum number of buildings, maximum speed of the escalators, the minimal set of rules to which the buildings of a station must conform and an overview of the most remarkable international experiences are covered in this chapter. Chapters 13,14,15 deal respectively with a study of the materials to be used, the main features of the network, and the electricity network that goes with subway systems. The last three chapters deal with the problems that may drive from insufficient automation, from the construction of special plants-made necessary, for example, by the particular conditions of the soil-and with the extremely serious problem of financing and managing the economics of a subway system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Centro Esperimenti e Ricerche Transporti Urb e Met

    ,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Polese, A
  • Publication Date: 1974-12


  • Italian

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 246 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072208
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1981 12:00AM