GUIDELINES AND PRINCIPLES FOR DESIGN OF RAPID TRANSIT FACILITIES
In designing structures which are to be used by the public, it is essential that such structures be designed and built to conform to accepted practice, with regard to safety and with regard to adopting the latest technological developments. Similarly, in designing or providing for the supply of equipment, either fixed or moving, it is equally important that such equipment be designed or specified to conform with the safest and best of accepted practices. The purpose of these guidelines and principles is to describe in general terms what is considered to be good practices in rapid transit so that those responsible for designing and planning such facilities may have the benefit of this information. A summary of applicable standards presently in use by rapid transit agencies is also attached in the appendix.
- Prepared by the Technical and Operations Committee, Subcommittee on Design Standards of the Institute for Rapid Transit.
Institute for Rapid Transit1612 K Street, NW
Washington, DC USA 20006
- Publication Date: 1973
- Pagination: 84 p.
- TRT Terms: Passenger comfort; Passengers; Rail transit facilities; Railroad stations; Rapid transit; Transportation safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Passenger safety
- Subject Areas: Construction; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00046087
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Institute for Rapid Transit
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 31 1982 12:00AM