For many years, the General Railway Signal Company has supplied control systems for conventional rail transit. Headways for these systems range from minutes or hours down to as low as 75 s. In the last few years, the company has supplied control systems for people-mover applications in which minimum headways of 10-20 s have been achieved. There are many factors working together to permit achievement of this large reduction in headway. These factors are identified and evaluated for their impact on capacity. The fundamentals underlying the disparity in headway are discussed from the viewpoint of potential for increased capacity of rail transit.

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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • AUER, J H
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

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  • Accession Number: 00196379
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1982 12:00AM