SQUEEZING CAPACITY OUT OF COMMUTER LINES

Methods of handling the problem of severe overcrowding on commuter trains are addressed. Some alternatives are to have trains run on a skip-stop operation which will allow some trains to miss alternating or less popular stops increasing waiting time for some short distance travelers, but making the overall trip quicker and less congested, build a second platform which will allow passengers to disembark on one platform while others are boarding from the other side, have platforms built so that passengers are spread out along the length of the train instead of concentrated in the front or at certain cars, and connecting pairs of termini with a line across the center of the city.

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    Reed Business Information, Limited

    Quadrant House, The Quadrant
    Brighton Road
    Sutton, Surrey  United Kingdom  SM2 5AS
  • Authors:
    • Sone, S
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 9-12
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  • Accession Number: 00494935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0 617 00523-0
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM