Track Design Handbook For Light Rail Transit

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Languange : en
Publisher by : Transportation Research Board
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Description : TCRP report 155 provides guidelines and descriptions for the design of various common types of light rail transit (LRT) track. The track structure types include ballasted track, direct fixation ("ballastless") track, and embedded track. The report considers the characteristics and interfaces of vehicle wheels and rail, tracks and wheel gauges, rail sections, alignments, speeds, and track moduli. The report includes chapters on vehicles, alignment, track structures, track components, special track work, aerial structures/bridges, corrosion control, noise and vibration, signals, traction power, and the integration of LRT track into urban streets.


Track Design Handbook For Light Rail Transit

Author by : Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 25
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Description : The Handbook provides guidelines and descriptions for the design of various types of light rail transit track. The track structure types covered include ballasted, direct fixation ("ballastless"), and embedded track. The components of the various track types are discussed in detail. The guidelines consider the characteristics and interfaces of vehicle wheels and rail, track and wheel gauges, rail sections, alignments, speeds, and track moduli.


Light Rail Developers Handbook

Author by : Lewis Lesley
Languange : en
Publisher by : J. Ross Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 67
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Description : This unique book is for anyone interested in how to justify and build light rail systems in the age of limited resources and green technologies. The historical introduction addresses how many of the problems faced by light rail promoters and planners are not new and how existing solutions can be used to save time and money. The planning chapter explains the process of route identification on the basis of travel patterns and maximizing modal switch. The engineering chapter shows the costs of infrastructure, equipping and commissioning a new light rail system. The economic evaluation chapter shows promoters how each line can be assessed for viability, comparing the capital cost of construction with expected revenue, including sensitivity to different fares, market conditions, and operating costs. In conclusion, the book reviews how to keep a light rail system attractive to riders and investors after opening.Key Features: --Presents solutions to problems faced by light rail developers and planners saving both time and costs --Discusses the process of route identification on the basis of travel patterns and maximizing modal switches --Details the cost structure of equipping and commissioning a new light rail system --Explains how each rail line can be assessed for viability, comparing capital costs of construction with expected revenue (including sensitivity to different fares and market conditions) and operating costs


Transportation Planning Handbook

Author by : ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers)
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Total Read : 32
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Description : A multi-disciplinary approach to transportation planningfundamentals The Transportation Planning Handbook is a comprehensive,practice-oriented reference that presents the fundamental conceptsof transportation planning alongside proven techniques. This newfourth edition is more strongly focused on serving the needs of allusers, the role of safety in the planning process, andtransportation planning in the context of societal concerns,including the development of more sustainable transportationsolutions. The content structure has been redesigned with a newformat that promotes a more functionally driven multimodal approachto planning, design, and implementation, including guidance towardthe latest tools and technology. The material has been updated toreflect the latest changes to major transportation resources suchas the HCM, MUTCD, HSM, and more, including the most current ADAaccessibility regulations. Transportation planning has historically followed the rationalplanning model of defining objectives, identifying problems,generating and evaluating alternatives, and developing plans.Planners are increasingly expected to adopt a moremulti-disciplinary approach, especially in light of the risingimportance of sustainability and environmental concerns. This bookpresents the fundamentals of transportation planning in amultidisciplinary context, giving readers a practical reference forday-to-day answers. Serve the needs of all users Incorporate safety into the planning process Examine the latest transportation planning softwarepackages Get up to date on the latest standards, recommendations, andcodes Developed by The Institute of Transportation Engineers, thisbook is the culmination of over seventy years of transportationplanning solutions, fully updated to reflect the needs of achanging society. For a comprehensive guide with practical answers,The Transportation Planning Handbook is an essentialreference.


Handbook Of Research On Emerging Innovations In Rail Transportation Engineering

Author by : Rai, B. Umesh
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Total Read : 88
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File Size : 43,8 Mb
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Description : The rail-based transit system is a popular public transportation option, not just with members of the public but also with policy makers looking to install a form of convenient and rapid travel. Even for moving bulk freight long distances, a rail-based system is the most sustainable transportation system currently available. The Handbook of Research on Emerging Innovations in Rail Transportation Engineering presents the latest research on next-generation public transportation infrastructures. Emphasizing a diverse set of topics related to rail-based transportation such as funding issues, policy design, traffic planning and forecasting, and engineering solutions, this comprehensive publication is an essential resource for transportation planners, engineers, policymakers, and graduate-level engineering students interested in uncovering research-based solutions, recommendations, and examples of modern rail transportation systems.


Handbook Of Railway Vehicle Dynamics Second Edition

Author by : Simon Iwnicki
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Total Read : 16
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Description : "The Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics, Second Edition, provides expanded, fully updated coverage of railway vehicle dynamics. With chapters by international experts, this work surveys the main areas of rolling stock and locomotive dynamics. Through mathematical analysis and numerous practical examples, it builds a deep understanding of the wheel-rail interface, suspension and suspension component design, simulation and testing of electrical and mechanical systems, and interaction with the surrounding infrastructure, and noise and vibration. Topics added in the Second Edition include magnetic levitation, rail vehicle aerodynamics, and advances in traction and braking for full trains and individual vehicles"--


Handbook Track Greening

Author by : Christel Kappis
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : Long description: Sustainable Track Greening requires the integration of knowledge and experience from railway track engineering and vegetation science. Selection of systems (track structure- and vegetation system), location specific conditions as well as maintenance effort are closely related and should be considered at large.The Handbook Track Greening offers a detailed overview and descriptions of established track structure systems and vegetation systems for light rail and tram schemes in Germany. It provides recommendations and practical guidance for the design, construction and maintenance of Green Track, focusing on technical principles. The book has been developed for light rail and tram schemes which are operated in accordance with the German BOStrab (Ordinance on the Construction and Operation of Street Railways) regulations however most of the technical principles apply to Green Track systems in general. Important legal aspects are indicated where applicable. This Handbook is the first to gather requirements, knowledge and experience on Track Greening and was compiled by the members of the “Green Track Network” - experts from transit authorities, scientific institutes and manufacturers operating internationally. The Handbook is primarily aimed at experts with technical knowledge of track and vegetation systems but also at urban designers, city planners and beginners as reference guide.