Detroit's DPM Maintenance and Control Facility

by Michael Thomas Lee, Transportation Engineers Inc, Harrisburg, PA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers: Engineering and Management in Major Activity Centers


The Maintenance and Control Facility (MCF), a single building complex for the Detroit Downtown People Mover (DPM) system, incorporates the people mover system's transit vehicle maintenance facility, the vehicle automatic storage yard, the vehicle cleaning and inspection facility, and the system's operation control center. The MCF also contains one of two system substations and one of thirteen planned system passenger stations. Some of the significant problems encountered in the planning and design of the MCF complex, as well as some of the unique operational features incorporated into the facility, are presented.

Subject Headings: Smart buildings | Maintenance | Automated transit systems | Vehicles | Building design | Control systems | Railroad trains | Storage facilities | Detroit | Michigan | United States

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