American Society of Civil Engineers


Decision Method for Rail Transit Network Growth Stage in Big Cities Based on Life Cycle


by Bing Han, (Graduate Research Assistant, School of Transportation, Southeast University Sipailou #2, Nanjing, 210096, P. R. China. E-mail: chillice666@163.com), Xiu-cheng Guo, (Professor, School of Transportation, Southeast University, Sipailou #2, Nanjing, 210096, P. R. China. E-mail: seuguo@163.com), Zhe Kong, (Graduate Research Assistant, School of Transportation, Southeast University, Sipailou #2, Nanjing, 210096, P. R. China. E-mail: kongzhe_ren@163.com), Zhao Yang, (Graduate Research Assistant, School of Transportation, Southeast University, Sipailou #2, Nanjing, 210096, P. R. China. E-mail: seu_yangzhao@163.com), and Ke Chen, (Ungraduate Research Assistant, School of Transportation, Southeast University, Sipailou #2, Nanjing, 210096, P. R. China. E-mail: 501235559@qq.com)
Section: Public Transportation and Rail Transit, pp. 2836-2846, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41186(421)282)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: ICCTP 2011: Towards Sustainable Transportation Systems
Abstract: This paper demonstrates life cycle characteristics of rail transit networks in big cities. Based on an empirical analysis of typical cities, the growth process of a rail transit network can be divided into three periods: generation, growth, and maturation. The paper also analyzes the characteristics of different development stages in the fields of dynamic mechanism, network configuration, wire mesh size, and share rate. On this basis, an evaluation system of the rail transit network growth stage is constructed, and a decision model for the rail transit network growth stage is put forward.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Rail transportation
Urban areas
Life cycles