This article describes a construction programme in Guadalajara Mexico, designed to avoid traffic congestion as the population doubles in the next 10 years. The first 5.3 km of subway, recently completed, will eventually form part of the city's projected underground railway system. Used initially as a tram way, it will change to tracked underground, railway following extensions to north and south. Each section therefore comes into immediate use and can be integrated into the whole system as it is completed. It is claimed that using trams gives flexibility in planning and construction of the network because the pressure to complete a given line is less severe. Trams will continue to follow the same route during the change to railways but at surface level where new dual three-lane carriageway roads are being built concurrently as each section of the subway cut and cover work is completed. Brief details are given of the ground conditions, the construction of the concrete subways and of the ventilation and lighting systems. /TRRL/

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 26-27
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  • Accession Number: 00133626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1981 12:00AM