Rail Transit Capacity

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Transportation Research Board, Jan 1, 1996 - Transportation - 178 pages
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Investigates and quantifies the variables that affect the maximum passenger carrying capacity of rail transit in four categories-- rail rapid transit (heavy rail), light rail transit, commuter rail, and automated guideway transit (AGT)--in North America.
  

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Contents

RAIL TRANSIT IN NORTH AMERICA
1
CAPACITY BASICS
8
TRAIN CONTROL AND SIGNALING
17
STATION DWELLS
38
PASSENGER LOADING LEVELS
51
OPERATING ISSUES
65
ACT ADA
73
LIGHT RAIL CAPACITY DETERMINATION
87
COMMUTER RAIL CAPACITY
97
FUTURE RESEARCH
103
GLOSSARY
109
Al APPENDIX ONE REVIEW OF NORTH AMERICAN
119
A2 APPENDIX TWO RAIL TRANSIT SURVEY
154
RIDERSHIP INFORMATION
158
A3 APPENDIX THREE DATA TABULATIONS
165
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