Today, RTWP publishes a new Infopaper, "Metro Operations Planning".
Most thinking urban planners have long recognised that the use of high capacity, electrically powered, rail systems is the optimum solution for long-term, sustainable mass transportation in the urban environment. This recognition has been around a long time. As far back as the 1880s, when the first electric powered tramway systems began to appear, the efficacy of frequent, clean and reliable rail operation was recognised as the best transport option for urban development and the safe movement of large numbers of people around cities.
In this paper, I describe the major operating criteria for an urban railway and show how they are applied in some examples around the world.