Designing and Managing Urban Railways
(eds) Connor, P, Harris, N G & Schmid, F, Hardback, 391 pages, £45+p&p
Designing and Managing Urban Railways covers the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of all types of railways in urban contexts, from tramways in small towns and Stadtbahn or light metros in medium sized cities to metros and high capacity suburban railways in major world conurbations.
The authors address demand driven and operationally oriented approaches to management, staffing issues, interfaces and interactions with other modes of transport, rolling stock design and selection, power supply systems and railway control technologies. They emphasise the systems approaches needed to create effective rail based transport networks.
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