Author(s): Ş. Raicu, V. Dragu, Ş. Burciu & C. Ştefănică
The underground network, like a high capacity infrastructure network, which is
part of the public urban transport networks, plays a major role in any strategy of
increasing public transportation attractiveness.
The upcoming development of
the Bucharest underground network stimulated the present research.
We tried to
emphasize the attractiveness of the designed network in relation to the existing
In a comparative approach, on a system/network level, the essential
properties of the network have been studied: ubiquity, connexity, connectivity,
homogeneity/isotropy, vulnerability and the different rank of the nodes
(generalized accessibility, Shimbel accessibility and nodal accessibility).
because of the way ubiquity, vulnerability and isotropy studies have been
conducted, original theoretical aspects could be revealed.
conclusions are useful to fundament network development solutions and also to
increase collaborative aspects of the services offered to passengers and to
establish priorities in maintenance activity.
underground network, ubiquity, vulnerability, accessibility, isotropy.
Designing and realizing transport infrastructure networks, like any other
technical infrastructure of society, must obey a land use principle according to
the social–economical needs of the society.
The network, no matter the flows
residing on it, must be considered a consequence of a land use planning
requirement that establishes a connection between technical capabilities and
territory service [5, 9, 11].
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SW100451
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