SAFE TRAIN SEPARATION IN MODERN RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS

Modern rapid transit systems are equipped with automatic train control, slip-spin control, brake assurance system and emergency braking system. Therefore, the reaction times and operating conditions are more predictable and the braking distances can be calculated with a high degree of confidence. This paper describes a computer model for designing speed profiles in a transit system to optimize headway and average speed characteristics without compromising safety margins. The model may also be used to calculate safety margins when the transit system operates under impeded mode conditions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, July 14-18, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • KALRA, P
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130793
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 75-ICT-11
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1982 12:00AM