Transit 2020

Transit 2020 : Planning, Financing, Design and Operation of Railways Worldwide - Conference Proceedings

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100 years since the opening of the world's first deep level tube railway is an opportune time to consider the future trends and technical developments of mass transit systems. The papers of an Institute of Mechanical Engineers conference are written by experts in their area and serve as a useful addition to the literature. Particular emphasis is given to strategic planning and financing, technological implications, appraisal techniques and procurement, marketing and inter-modal operations and the shape of urban mass transit in the 21st century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 200 x 250 x 15mm
  • Professional Engineering Publishing
  • Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
  • line drawings, photographs
  • 0852987250
  • 9780852987254

Table of contents

Central London rail study; congestion, cure or prevention; Singapore Mass Rapid Transit - the steel way ahead; achievement of five innovative features in the Singapore Mass Rapid Transport system; planning for a mass rapid transport system for Delhi; marketing Hong Kong's mass transit railway with special emphasis on ticketing; management safety with reference to the diminsihing returns and public perception; human factors in rail passenger transport; fitting railways for passengers; North American light rail systems; EM 600 Eurotren technology in development for RENFF; power to the train - a review of electric contact systems for urban railways; modern DMU in an urban context; signalling LRT on street in Manchester; new materials for mass transit permanent way; maintenance and reliability of rolling stock on Hong Kong's Mass Transit Raiway; 2020 - a single European railway?; EM 403 elevated monorail - design concepts and the industrial design process in general; driving revenues; potential for railway progress - or product development technology and resource management; technical solutions for proposed extensions of the East London underground line; transit technology assessment; developing scene for stray current corrosion control; AC induced corrosion of metals; remote measurement of earth-leakage currents; stray current mitigation on dc electrified railways; computer simulation of stray current in dc supplied rail transit systems and their corrosive effects; taking the tube into its second century; role of rail access in the regeneration of London's Docklands.
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