The state-of-the-art of transit station planning is characterized by a lack of consistency among principles, standards, and techniques. Design standards and design guidelines as developed by transit operating agencies do not address trade-offs among the different station features or design components. In order to provide for consistency among the procedures used by different agencies to design transit stations and to ensure comprehensive treatment in the station design process, a methodology which uses analytical techniques for designing and evaluating alternative transit stations has been developed. The performance of the station must be judged relative to a set of predefined objectives which derive from anticipated interests. Typical station design objectives reflect the points of view of the general user, the special user (the elderly and handicapped), and the operator concerning passenger processing, the station environment, and cost. The design objectives are then translated into a set of performance criteria which serve to define explicit performance measures that are the basis for comparisons among alternative station designs. This paper shows a method for analyzing transit interface facilities. The discussion focuses on the procedures which can be used to establish policy for station features, to provide performance measures for subsystems, and to give cost estimates. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 26-28
  • Monograph Title: Planning and design of rapid transit facilities
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178747
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026911
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1982 12:00AM