PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT STATION DESIGN

LITTLE QUANTITATIVE WORK HAS BEEN DONE ON THE STATION DESIGN FOR PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS. THIS STUDY DESCRIBES CERTAIN EXISTING STATION DESIGNS & SUGGESTS SEVERAL OTHERS. VALUES OF IMPORTANT PARAMETERS FOR EACH DESIGN ARE GIVEN BY CALCULATION. COMPARISON OF THE STATION TYPES IN THIS REPORT REVEALS THAT THE LINEAR BAY ARRANGEMENT IS OVERALL THE MOST DESIRABLE, BECAUSE IT OFFERS BOTH THE SHORTEST STATION TIME AND NEEDS THE LEAST LAND AREA. THERE ARE ILLUSTRATIVE TABLE, DRAWINGS AND CHARTS AS WELL AS A LIST OF REFERENCES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract MA-11-0005 UMTA-MA-11-0005-72-3
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Nathenson, R
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 128 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203673
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1974 12:00AM