Optimising the High-Capacity Suburban Train

In this article, the author examines the optimum passenger train design for suburban train operations. Factors that are discussed include seating layouts, accessibility, and boarding times. Two primary issues that should be addressed by train designers include sitting:standing ratio and dwell time control. The sitting:standing ratio involves achieving the optimum balance between increased capacity in the core areas and better seating for longer distance passengers. Dwell time control involves maximizing throughput at stations in the central area by enabling large numbers of passengers to leave and board quickly.


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  • Accession Number: 01141290
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2009 4:26PM