IMPROVEMENTS OF RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM GOODNESS

The goodness of a rapid transit system depends on such factors as headway, average commercial speed through the system, capacity per unit train and safety. Improvement of system goodness can be achieved by optimizing each of these parameters. As they are interdependent, their relationships have to be analyzed. One method of improving system goodness is to use a double arrival track at each station. This configuration allows capability for future expansion and provides excellent system flexibility under track outage conditions. Use of this track configuration in downtown areas with optimized train routing strategies can provide maximum utilization of physical facilities and rolling stock, and provide the public with more transportation per dollar of cost. This paper discusses the relationship of the above factors and the advantages of using double arrival tracks at stations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  USA  27706
  • Authors:
    • KALRA, P
    • Oswald, R
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00095260
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1982 12:00AM