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A First Course in Rail Transport Planning

Author : Steven Boldeman
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A First Course in Rail Transport Planning

Author : Donovan Muddle
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This book contains a structured 12 week course for rail transport planning. The material is directed at university students, who are familiar with transport planning but have not yet been exposed to rail transport planning. The subject presented is thorough and provides a comprehensive review of many of the issues that arise when performing rail transport planning. The book includes a review of the different types of rail systems, including metros, commuter rail, light rail and trams. Monorails and tourist railways are also discussed in detail. Also included is a discussion of the different types of rail infrastructure that is commonly used to construct a rail system. The book contains a chapter on freight. Double stacking, bulk materials, and terminal design as discussed. Sugarcane railways are also discussed. Station design is also reviewed. The design of stations is important to the movement of passengers through the station, and the best designs get passengers quickly and efficiently through the station. Much discussion is made of the economics of rail transport, as rail as a transport mode is very expensive to install and operate. Detailed discussion of demand estimation, and estimating changes to passenger numbers is included. Methods to describe a rail system are detailed. Key parameters and ways of describing railways are discussed. Also included are methods to draw a rail system This book contains a structured 12 week course for rail transport planning. The material is directed at university students, who are familiar with transport planning but have not yet been exposed to rail transport planning. The subject presented is thorough and provides a comprehensive review of many of the issues that arise when performing rail transport planning. The book includes a review of the different types of rail systems, including metros, commuter rail, light rail and trams. Monorails and tourist railways are also discussed in detail. Also included is a discussion of the different types of rail infrastructure that is commonly used to construct a rail system. The book contains a chapter on freight. Double stacking, bulk materials, and terminal design as discussed. Sugarcane railways are also discussed. Station design is also reviewed. The design of stations is important to the movement of passengers through the station, and the best designs get passengers quickly and efficiently through the station. Much discussion is made of the economics of rail transport, as rail as a transport mode is very expensive to install and operate. Detailed discussion of demand estimation, and estimating changes to passenger numbers is included. Methods to describe a rail system are detailed. Key parameters and ways of describing railways are discussed. Also included are methods to draw a rail system

Stalinism and Soviet Rail Transport 1928 41

Author : E. A. Rees
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This work provides an in-depth case-study of decision-making in the Soviet Union in the Stalin era. It focuses on the development of rail transport policy, upon which the entire economy as well as the country's defence were so crucially dependent. It analyses the role of institutional lobbies in shaping policy, and sheds new light on the Stakhanovite movement, and analyses for the first time the impact of the Great Purges on the railways. The work provides a critical examination of the adequacy of existing conceptualisations of the Stalinist state.

Sustainable Rail Transport

Author : Anna Fraszczyk
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These conference proceedings include a collection of articles presented at the RailExchange conference in October 2017 at Newcastle University, UK. They will be useful for researchers in developing countries looking for opportunities of knowledge exchange. The RailExchange project aimed to develop sustainable railway education in Thailand, via international partnerships and industry collaborations based around stakeholders' expertise and experiences. It involved staff exchange (academics and researchers) between Mahidol and Newcastle University for joint research and curriculum development and also organizing railway conferences and workshops in both Thailand and the UK. The papers published here focus on rail-related issues and present a perspective of a widely understood 'exchange' in academia and industry environments. 'Exchange' is perceived as rail knowledge exchange between partners, rail staff exchange between academia and/or industry, research exchange between teams, student-lecturer knowledge exchange, academia-industry collaboration, etc. In addition, more general rail-related papers are also included.

Land use Transport Planning in Hong Kong

Author : Harry T. Dimitriou
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First published in 1998, this volume is certain to be the definitive work about the practice of land-use and transport planning in Hong Kong. Dimitriou and Cook explore the historical developments, current issues and problems, policy and planning responses and new directions. Hong Kong has experienced remarkable economic growth as the ‘Gateway to China’ and its land-use has become a model for other cities in the region and for China as a whole.

Rail Transport of Hazardous Materials

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Federal Spending Practices and Open Government
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Changes in the Field of Transport Studies

Author : J.B. Polak
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This liber amicorum honours Professor Jan Tissot van Patot as a scholar, referring in particular to his concern with transport economics. The signi ficance of his work grew out of his influence within Netherlands Railways as, with the passage of the years, he dedicated himself increasingly to the vastly wider field of transport economics. I would emphasize, however, that his theoretical knowledge and views in wider contexts have also been of great value to Netherlands Railways, and I greatly appreciate this opport unity of referring to this aspect in a few personal words. It is characteristic both of his person and his attitude that his work was often the occasion for contacts of a more personal nature, contacts which were profoundly marked by his philosophy and convictions. Our relations date from more than thirty-seven years ago, when he asked me for a con tribution for a magazine which he helped to edit at that time and which was concerned with the same field as I was. We became colleagues when he entered the service of NS, the Netherlands Railways. His sphere of work at that time was such that he was consulted more and more frequently by others. His particular value to NS has been the increased dimension of transport policy and decision making he added to the company's existing policy and decision making.

Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries

Author : Ashish Verma
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Developing Countries Have Different Transportation Issues and Requirements Than Developed Countries An efficient transportation system is critical for a country’s development. Yet cities in developing countries are typically characterized by high-density urban areas and poor public transport, as well as lack of proper roads, parking facilities, road user discipline, and control of land use, resulting in pollution, congestion, accidents, and a host of other transportation problems. Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries examines the status of urban transport in India and other developing countries. It explains the principles of public transport planning and management that are relevant and suitable for developing countries, addresses current transportation system inefficiencies, explores the relationship between mobility and accessibility, and analyzes the results for future use. Considers Socioeconomic and Demographic Characteristics It’s projected that by 2030, developing nations will have more vehicles than developed nations, and automated guided transit (AGT) and other transport systems will soon be available in India. This text compares five cities using specific indicators—urbanization, population growth, vehicle ownership, and usage. It determines demographic and economic changes in India, and examines how these changes have impacted transportation demand and supply, transport policy and regulations, and aspects of economics and finance related to public transport. The authors emphasize preserving and improving existing modes, efficient use of the public transport management infrastructure, implementing proper planning measures, and encouraging a shift towards sustainable modes. They also discuss sustainability in terms of environment, energy, economic, and land use perspectives and consider the trends of motorization, vehicle growth, modal share, effects on mobility and environment, and transport energy consumption and emissions. Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries addresses the growing resource needs and economics of public transport in developing countries, explains various aspects of public transport planning and management, and provides readers with a basic understanding of both urban and rural public transport planning and management in developing countries.

Proceedings of the Regional Rail Planning Seminars Fall 1976

Author : United States. Federal Railroad Administration
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Railways Urban Development and Town Planning in Britain 1948 2008

Author : Russell Haywood
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This book provides a critical overview of the relationships between planning and railway management and development during the key period in the 20th Century when the railway was in public ownership: 1948-94. It assesses the strength of the relationships when working in collaboration with the private sector. The book then focuses on the interplay between planning and railway since privatization in 1994 and points to best practice for the future in institutional structures and policy development to secure improved outcomes.