Civil Engineering for Underground Rail Transport by J. T. Edwards

By J. T. Edwards

This paintings comprises contributions from specialists within the box on such points as path and station making plans, diaphragm partitions, tunnelling, and civil defence specifications

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Thus, before the design of an underground station can be finalized it is necessary to study all available information on the design and construction of buildings that are likely to be affected, and to survey their present structural condition. The need for underpinning or other protection can then be assessed. Underpinning may be used to extend the foundations of a structure to a stratum which is either undisturbed by the construction or is only affected to a small degree. An alternative is to enhance the characteristics of the soil using ground-treatment methods, either beneath the building or between the building and the new construction.

The concourse and platforms) because their main characteristic is to allow the easy and unimpeded movement of passengers. Fortunately, the quantity of combustible material in these areas should be low; provided that the correct materials have been used in the architectural finishes and the installed equipment, and that rubbish is not allowed to accumulate. Although the risk may be low the effect of any fire that did occur in the large public areas would be serious, and it is prudent to take the maximum precautions that are possible.

This is the natural design when the running tunnels between stations are formed by bored tunnels. The two separate drives must be kept apart and thus the tunnels are conveniently located so that the tracks can run on either side of an island platform within the station. Escalators, stairs and lifts are located at one or more points along the centre line of the platform and are used jointly by passengers arriving at, or departing from, both faces of the platform. Therefore there may be some opportunity to reduce the total provision of such facilities compared with a side-platform arrangement.

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