In designing a passenger transportation system, two problems are the total passenger carrying capacity and the sensitivity of this capacity to variations in performance characteristics of the operating and control equipment. This paper presents a faster, more direct method than has been available to answer these questions. The equations, examples and graphs presented show that a typical urban transit route employing on-line passenger stations, trains about 450 ft long and approximately 20 second dwells can be expected to carry an average 600 ppm while operating at scheduled headway of 90 seconds and approaching stations at up to 70 mph. The calculations are a guide to early estimating of carrying capacity in a wide scope of transportation systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 7-10 October 1974.
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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Burgess, P M
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00072495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part 1 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1981 12:00AM