WIT Press


Integrating Intercity And Urban Railways In Barcelona

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010681

Volume

52

Pages

8

Published

2001

Size

592 kb

Author(s)

A. Lopez-Pita & F. Robuste

Abstract

Railway traffic has been continuously growing in large cities in recent years, as part of the global mobility system of the city. In Barcelona, for example, commuter rail demand grew from 220,000 pax/day in 1993 to 305,000 pax/day in 1998, a 38% increase in 5 years. To accommodate this growth, several physical aspects have to improve to allow better quality of service: a clear and urgent action needed in Barcelona is remodeling the terminal stations in the city. In 2004 a new rail infrastructure, the high speed train, will arrive and support an incremental traffic of 10 million pax/year. Both commuter and high speed rail need a global vision and solution so that each type of service can reinforce its potential with their complementarity. The paper presents the context of rail services and network

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