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Civil Engineering

1986

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Metro Systems In Year 200: Modernization, Diversification, And Expansion, Vukan R. Vuchic Jan 1986

Metro Systems In Year 200: Modernization, Diversification, And Expansion, Vukan R. Vuchic

Departmental Papers (ESE)

Mr. Vukan R. Vuchic deals with the latest developments of metro networks and with their future state in the 21st century.

He recalls the basic characteris­tics of metro and the positive and stimulating role it can play in large cities. While its first networks were opened more than a century ago, metro still knows an impor­tant growth: for example, it is the best adapted means of transport in some large cities in developing countries. Furthermore, technical improvements and a diversifi­cation of existing systems allow an ideal adaptation to the particu­lar conditions of each city.

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