Title

SUBWAY IN RIO DE JANEIRO

Authors

L R. Soares

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1983

Subject Area

operations - coordination, infrastructure - interchange/transfer, planning - integration, land use - planning, policy - fares, place - urban, mode - bus, mode - rail, mode - mass transit, mode - subway/metro

Keywords

Urban transportation, Underground railways, Transportation planning, Transit, Subways, Subway system integration, Rates, Rapid transit, Railroad transportation, Railroad commuter service, Rail transportation, Public transit, Performance, Operations research, Operational research, Motor bus transportation, Mass transit, Local transit, Intracity transportation, Intracity bus transportation, Intermodal transfer, Intercity bus transportation, Integrated transportation systems, Heavy rail transit, Fares, Coordination, Commuter rail, Bus transportation, Bus transit, Bus services, Brazil

Abstract

One of the most interesting technical features which characterized the implementation of the subway system in Rio de Janeiro was the necessity of reorganizing its confused mass transit system. The subway system became the third element in the city's mass transit system - the other two elements are the urban bus and suburban railway systems. The basic principle that guided the reorganization was the integration of the subway system with the existing bus and railway systems, specifically connecting railway routes with bus routes and bus routes with subway routes, and developing a fare rate system.