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The Role And Application Of Computer Simulation Models To Assist With Planning The Piccadilly Line Extension To Heathrow Terminal 5

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

20

Pages

9

Published

1996

Size

859 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR960201

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

M.J. Gannon & J.A. Kirkup

Abstract

During the planning stage of a new underground railway or extension the promoter(s) need to 'develop a picture' of how the extension is to be designed and operated. Additionally the promoter(s) need to fully appreciate the impact in financial and non-financial terms that the scheme is likely to have when operational on its future business position, especially with regard to how the project is to be financed. The use of computer simulation models provides a useful aid to gaining a full insight of the scheme. London Underground Limited and BAA Pic are jointly seeking to obtain planning powers to enable construction and operation of an extension of the Piccadilly line to the proposed Fifth Terminal at London's Heathrow Airport. This paper illustrates the role and application of various com

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