On the Construction Planning of URT for Medium-sized Cities in China
Wu Shuang(China Metro Engineering Consulting Corporation,Beijing 100037)
It has been several years since the issuance and implementation of Notice of the General Office of State Department on Strengthening Management of Construction of Urban Rail Transit Network. During these years a set of methods have been developed to work out Planning of Urban Rail Transit Construction. It is pointed out that sizes of the cities that have applied for planning and constructing urban rail transit network are different from those in the past and that these cities have greater uncertainty in planning and developing these projects. Therefore, a more systematical and elaborate method should be adopted to prove the necessity of URT construction by focusing on city population, transportation demand and mode, selection of system type, relationship between construction schedule and city deve-lopment, and compatibility and flexibility of URT network.