Category: Rail Operations_Planning

ACCESSIBILITY STATION

A measure of the ability of all people within a defined area to get to a specific transit station.

FREE AREA

All areas of the station outside the paid area which are accessible to the public without paying transit fare.

HEAVY RAIL VEHICLE

Electrically propelled passenger carrying vehicle. In current MTA terminology, one-half of a dependent pair of vehicles which run in train sets of one, two, or three pairs of vehicles at speeds to 70 miles per hour using third rail power.

INTERMODAL

1) Freight service whereby highway trailers or containers are carried on rail cars, and/or oceangoing ships. 2) Passenger transit service provided by a combination of modes, e.g. bus and rail; switching from one form of transportation to another.

METROLINK

The regional commuter rail system connecting Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and San Diego counties. The system started operation with the opening of the San Bernardino, Santa Clarita and Ventura County Lines on October 26, 1992. Inter-county commuter…

PAID AREA

1. An area that a passenger may enter only after having paid a fare or with proper credentials. 2. The area in a station that is set off by barriers, rates, or other structures to permit ready access to transit…

PEOPLE MOVER

An automated transportation system (e.g., continuous belt system or automated guideway transit) that provides short-haul collection and distribution service, usually in a major activity center. (TRB)