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Civil Engineering

1991

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Theory And Practice Of Metro Network Design, Vukan R. Vuchic, Antonio Musso Jan 1991

Theory And Practice Of Metro Network Design, Vukan R. Vuchic, Antonio Musso

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Most transit networks are designed empirically. For bus net­works this process 1s often satisfactory because bus routes and networks are very dependent on local conditions, and they can be easily modified, allowing easy corrections of problems which line design may cause in operations. However, with transit systems which have extensive infrastructure, most typically metro lines and networks, corrections are ex­tremely difficult to make. Develop­ment of an optimal network and avoidance of design features which result in operational pro­blems are therefore of great im­portance. Yet, the experiences from the design and operation of such large older ...