Joint Use of Railway Facilities by Freight and Metropolitan Transit Servicesby Dietrich R. Bergmann, (M.ASCE), Manager—Systems Development; GM Transportation Systems Div., General Motors Technical Center, Warren, Mich.,
Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 1, Pg. 157-171
Document Type: Journal Paper
Discussion: Sarajian Charles (See full record)
The use of existing railway trackage by prospective metropolitan rail transit services involves a much lower construction cost than required when the public transportation services are to be operated on new trackage, even when the new rail transit trackage occupies the right-of-way on which the existing trackage is situated. Several operational problems associated with joint usage of existing railway trackage on the San Francisco Peninsula by both freight and public transportation services are identified. The procedures that are suggested for their resolution could be applied in other metropolitan areas as well.
Subject Headings: Subways | Urban areas | Freight transportation | Joints | Freight terminals | Railroad tracks | Transportation management | Public services | Construction management
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