Infrastructure - Station

Stations typically comprise a series of boarding positions along a separate lane of track which is spurred off the main line.

The number of vehicle positions determines capacity, as well as the configuration of the station itself. A basic example would be a station where vehicles are queued in a line, waiting for passengers. There will be a number of station berths, as well as additional waiting positions for holding empty vehicles for future trips. The stations can also be used to store excess vehicles during lower traffic demands, allowing empty vehicles to be available when passenger numbers increase.

 

A typical station has platform doors operating synchronously with the vehicle doors. The actual layout and number of berths is flexible, according to specific project requirements, taking consideration projected passenger flows in the future. The simple track design accommodates future modifications or extensions to stations with ease.