AN AUTOMATIC BLOCK SYSTEM OF A NEW TYPE GIVES FOR THE PRE-METRO A MODERN SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN VILLAGES OF AN AVERAGE IMPORTANCE

UN BLOCK AUTOMATIQUE DE TYPE NOUVEAU FAIT DU PRE-METRO UNE SOLUTION MODERNE AU PROBLEME DES TRANSPORTS EN COMMUN DANS LES VILLES DE MOYENNE IMPORTANCE

In order to attain its objectives transit must fulfil A certain number of conditions of which the main are: comfort, speed and frequency. The first part of the paper describes how to optimize the commercial speed and how to obtain, by A rational block system, a short vehicle headway, at the same time ensuring safety. The notions of mobile block, fixed block and buffer block are dealt with and illustrated by suitable applications. The second part gives a detailed description of the solution chosen for the Brussels pre-metro: four aspect block system controlled by logic fail-safe devices based on fully static technology, duplicated by pinpoint speed control using inductors and pick-up coils. The pre-metro so designed appears to be better able to solve public transit problems in medium size cities than does the traditional metro system. The covering abstract for the conference is IRRD no 215903.

  • Corporate Authors:

    North-Holland Publishing Company

    335 Jan van Galenstraat
    Amsterdam, Netherland, ZZ s   
  • Authors:
    • Brichaux, M
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00129970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1981 12:00AM