This is a study of the inclined elevators installed in the Stockholm mass transit system. The Stockholm experience, reported herein, with operation of inclined elevators in subway stations is intended to serve a a basis for judgment of the feasibility of inclined elevator applications in U.S. mass transit systems. During a two-week inspection of the Stockholm subway system, five specialists studied the inclined elevator and its setting, including planning and architectural aspects, design, construction, maintenance, costs, and actual use. An onsite investigation was conducted by a multidisciplinary team through direct observation of equipment; interviews of personnel concerned with the development, operation, and use of the elevators; and review of source material. The inclined elevators are technically similar to vertical, counterweighted, mechanical traction-type automatic elevators, except for the inclined travel. Their installation within escalatorways integrates the travel path of elderly and handicapped elevator users with the escalator route of able-bodied passengers. Station arrangement is simplified where separate vertical elevator shafts and lateral connections to platforms can be eliminated. Inclined elevators are a possible alternative to vertical elevators in U.S. subway systems for new stations where escalator rise is greater than 40 feet, or greater than 25 feet and accompanied by a lateral displacement that prevents vertical connection.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with General Services Administration, Washington, DC., and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston.
  • Corporate Authors:

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    General Services Administration

    F Between 18th & 19th Streets, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20405

    Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

    150 Causeway Street
    Boston, MA  United States  02114

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • HANSEN, T B
    • Worrell, J S
    • King, J
    • Reinsel, R E
    • O'Brien, T O
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0172-79-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70097
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1981 12:00AM