Study on application of existing railways in urban transport
FANG Qi-gen~1,WANG Tie-cheng~2,ZHANG Xin~2,HE Yu-qiang~2,MAO Bao-hua~2 (1.The 4th Survey and Design Institute of Railway, Wuhan 430063, China;2.School of Traffic and Transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China)
To resolve the problems of traffic jam which is more and more severe, and the finance that the government is facing for the high construction-cost of rail transit system, it is important to study overseas experience, analyzed the feasibility and problems in developing urban traffic using existing railway under the condition of the extra transportation capacity in existing railway. Then three kinds of plans are put forward, which may be put into practice to solve problems as above mentioned. Finally, based on the analysis of the problems in using the facilities of existing railway, 5 emphases had been worked out about how to rebuild the existing railway to apply the urban traffic i.e. railway line, station, communications and signals, vehicle and ideas.