A simple, modular station design for a new commuter rail system between Washington, D.C. and its northern Virginia suburbs is described, which is enabling the completion of a dozen 400-ft-long passenger stops in less than a year and at an average cost of less than $500,000. Each of the stations has similar drilled caisson foundations topped by precast concrete planks and slabs set 8 inches above track level. The modular design enables the stations to be built at a fraction of the cost of stations built elsewhere. Other advantages of the modular construction are noted. It is estimated that a station could be built in as little as 90 days.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Publication Date: 1992-2-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 17-18
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 228
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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  • Accession Number: 00618909
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1992 12:00AM