Rail Transit Capacity
Transportation Research Board, 1996 - Transportation - 178 pages
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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PASSENGER LOADING LEVELS
COMMUTER RAIL CAPACITY
RAIL TRANSIT IN NORTH AMERICA
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