Rapid Transit

Rapid Transit

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: List of metro systems, Metro systems by annual passenger rides, Platform screen doors, History of rapid transit, Rapid transit technology, Cross-platform interchange, Spanish solution, Automated guideway transit, Urban rail transit, Total rapid transit systems statistics by country, Metro station, H V, Community of Metros, State of the Art Car, Premetro, The Third Rail, Csepel H V, List of rapid transit systems, Trainguard MT CBTC. Excerpt: A metro system is a rapid transit train system. In some cases, metro systems are referred to as subways or undergrounds. The first metro system, the London Underground, was opened in 1863. As of 2010, there are approximately 160 metro systems in the world. The Shanghai Metro is the longest system in passenger route length. The New York City Subway has the most stations and the longest amount of total track, with a total of 842 miles (1, 355 km), including non-revenue trackage. A metro system is defined as an urban, electric passenger transport system with high capacity and high frequency of service, which is totally independent from other traffic, road or pedestrians. The terms heavy rail (mainly in North America) and heavy urban rail often have similar definitions. The dividing line between metro and other modes of public transport, such as light rail and commuter rail, is not always clear. A common way to distinguish metro from light rail is by their separation from other traffic. While light rail systems may share roads or have level crossings, a metro system runs, almost always, on a grade-separated exclusive right-of-way, with no access for pedestrians and other traffic. And in contrast to commuter rail, metro systems are primarily used for transport within a city, and have higher service frequency, typically not more than 10 minutes between trains during normal daytime servi...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Title:Rapid Transit
Author: Source: Wikipedia
Publisher:Books LLC, Wiki Series - 2011-08

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