Automated Systems for Last Mile Connections at High Speed Rail Stations

Paper by J. Sam Lott, P.E. (Kimley-Horn)

The paper examines the prospect of applying automated transit circulator systems for the “last mile” conveyance of passengers between a high speed rail station and their destination in the surrounding urban district. The characteristics of high speed rail

stations are discussed with respect to their scale, urban context and ridership demand patterns, and the capacity requirements for automated systems to serve in the “last mile” function.

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