SOME ASPECTS OF RAPID TRANSIT STATION DESIGN

The careful consideration of the various interfaces with other modes of transportation in rapid transit station design, is an important aspect in increasing the attractiveness of public transit. Station stops increase the overall travel time and should occur only at points of significant passenger demand as indicated by the transit planning processes. Stations may also be used as a generative factor, located purposely to force development in specific areas as related to land use planning. The types of interfaces include pedestrian, surface public transit vehicles, private automobile, and bicycle. The complexity and layout of a rapid transit station and the nature and efficiency of its interfaces depends to a great extent on several nonengineering factors: the operating philosophy; the fare policy, and the location of the station.

  • 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:
    • Harvey, J T
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00129130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1982 12:00AM