AGT GUIDEWAY AND STATION TECHNOLOGY. VOLUME 4: DESIGN GUIDELINES

This report is the fourth volume of an eight-volume final report associated with the AGT Guideway and Station Technology Project. The objective of the project is to develop guideway, station and weather protection concepts which will reduce the cost and implementation time associated with Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) systems as well as improving performance. This report addresses only the design guidelines portion of the guideway and station work. The purpose herein is to provide design guidelines for AGT planners and designers to assist them in providing acceptable, safe and reliable guideways and stations at the lowest possible life cycle costs. Guidelines are also provided for AGT system sponsors to indicate the type of information that they should provide to the guideway and station designers prior to initiation of preliminary engineering activities; i.e., after all predesign planning activities for the AGT system have been completed. Guidelines were prepared following a review of the guideways and stations associated with 30 AGT and related systems. The review included examination of the design criteria, design codes, site integration and construction techniques employed. The guidelines, which represent the current state-of-the-art in the design of AGT guideways and stations, focus on AGT systems with bottom-supported, rubber-tired vehicles and at-grade or above-grade guideway and station placement. They cover guideway and design integration and the guideway/vehicle interface, in addition to guideway and station design.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with ABAM Engineers, Incorporated, Tacoma, Washington. See also Volume 2, PB-281632.
  • Corporate Authors:

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    165 West Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  USA  60601

    ABAM Engineers, Incorporated

    33301 Ninth Avenue, South
    Federal Way, WA  USA  98003-6395

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Stevens, R D
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

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  • Pagination: 330 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70066
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM