STATION PLANNING AND DESIGN: WHERE TO START

The paper discusses Chicago's approach to meeting the needs of consumers by expanding the rapid transit system wherever possible, and making it conveniently accessible to a greater number of riders without compromising its high average speed. This has been accomplished by changing or instituting bus routes to act as feeders to the rail lines from as many tributary areas as possible. There exists a need to improve the interface between the bus and rail modes and to bring them both up to the highest standards possible to encourage patronage. However, closely spaced stations provide a convenience for nearby users but reduce the speed of operation. Other considerations include the security of passengers and station employees, and the economics of station spacing. Criteria are included for station design and bus interchange facilities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Transportation Facilities Workshop: Passenger, Freight and Parking, New York, N.Y., May 22-24, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Misek, F J
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00129129
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1982 12:00AM