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Urban Rail Transit

Urban Rail Transit

Editor-in-Chief: Bin Ning
Honorary Editor-in-Chief: Zhongheng Shi
Executive Editor-in-Chief: Baoming Han
Associate Executive Editor-in-Chief Xuesong Zhou

ISSN: 2199-6687 (print version)
ISSN: 2199-6679 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40864

Honorary Editor-in-Chief

Zhongheng Shi
Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
Beijing Jiaotong University
Beijing Urban Construction & Development Group Co., Ltd., China
Beijing, China


Bin Ning
President, professor of Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China

Executive Editor-in-Chief
Baoming Han
Director of Urban Rail Transit Press
Director of Library of Beijing JIaotong University
Professor of Beijing Jiaotong University
Beijing, China

Associate Executive Editor-in-chief

Xuesong Zhou
Associate Professor of School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Arizona State University

Director of Editorial Board

Feng Chen, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Associate Director of Editorial Board

Songwei Yu, Beijing Rail Transit Design & Research Institute, China

Minhua Song, China Urban Mass Transit Association, China

Associate Editors

Zhengming Feng, National Chiao Tong University of Taiwan, Taiwan

Marin Marinov, Newcastle University, UK 

Baohua Mao, Beijing Jiaotong University, China  

Francesca Pagliara, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Italy 

Wichai Siwakosit, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Zhengzhou Yuan, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Lei Nie, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Raoul Bunschoten, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Haishan Xia, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

PHANG Sock Yong, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Ming Zhang, Wuhan University, China

Guoquan Li, Transport Planning and Marketing Laboratory of Japan, Japen

Ashish Verma, Indian Institute of Science, India

Feiyue Wang, Chinese Academy, China

Ziyou Gao, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Yong Eun Shin, Done-Eui University, Korea 

Haixiao Pan, Tongji University, China

Feng Shi, Central South University, China

Jing Teng, Tongji University, China

Agostino Nuzzolo, University of Rome, Italy

Hironori Kato, University of Tokyo, Japen

Ioannis Anastasopoulos, University of Dundee, UK

Bing Zhu, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Tinghua Yi, Dalian University of Technology, China

Qi Li, Tongji University, China

Xudong Jia, California State Polytechnic University, USA 

Gary Barber, Oakland University, USA 

Stefano Bruni, Politecnico di Milano,Italy

Zhigang Liu, Beijing Jiaotong University, China  

Tao Tang, Beijing Jiaotong University, China 

Georges KOUROUSSIS, University of Mons, Belgium

Nantawut Sriariyawat, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Xihe He, Chongqing Rail Transit Design & Research Institute, China

Paul Schonfeld, Univ. of Maryland, USA

Francesco Corman, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Luca D'Acierno, ‘Federico II’ University of Naples, Italy

Steven Harrod, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Steven Chien, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Young-Jae Lee, Morgan State University, USA

Pasi Lautala, Michigan Tech University, USA

Jincheng Ni, French General Commision for Strategy and Foresight of the French Premier Minister, France

Chun Zhang, School of Architecture and Design, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Oded Cats, TU Delft / Transport & Planning, Netherlands

Yan Song, Departmentof City and Regional Planning, The University of North Carolina

Peng Xu, School of Traffic and Transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University

Zhi Liu, Center for Urban Development and Land Policy, Peking University-Lincoln Institute

Lixing Yang, State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University

Valentina Cacchiani, Dipartimento di Ingegneria del l'Energia Elettrica e dell'Informazione Guglielmo Marconi

Consultative Committee

Xuding Bao, Director, China Urban Mass Transit Association, China

Mengshu Wang, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, China

Zhihuan Fu, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, China

Jianhang Liu, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, China

Zhaoyuan Chen, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, China

Shuisheng Jian, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, China

Jingwen Li, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, China

Youmei Liu, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, China

Wei Huang, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, China

Qingquan Qian, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, China

Huawu He, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, China

Guodong Liu, Advisor and Former Director, China Engineering Consulting Association

Tongshan Jiao, Deputy Director, China Urban Mass Transit Association

Yiming Zhou, Former Head, the Advisory Group of the Ministry of Railways

Ronglie Xu, Advisor, Committee for S&T, Ministry of Construction, P.R.C; Foreign member, IVA, Sweden

Yongshen Quan, Advisor, Beijing Transportation Research Center

Jianguo Chen, General Secretary, China Urban Mass Transit Association, China

Hanjun Wang, President and CEO of Beijing Urban Construction & Development Group Co., Ltd.,China

Xiuren Yang, Chief Engineer of Beijing Urban Construction & Development Group Co., Ltd.,China

Zijun Shen, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Journal of ‘Urban Rapid Rail Transit

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Urban Rail Transit is a peer-reviewed, international, interdisciplinary and open-access journal published under the SpringerOpen brand that provides a platform for scientists, researchers and engineers of urban rail transit to publish their original, significant articles on topics in urban rail transportation operation and management, design and planning, civil engineering, equipment and systems and other related topics to urban rail transit. It is to promote the academic discussions and technical exchanges among peers in the field. The journal also reports important news on the development and operating experience of urban rail transit and related government policies, laws, guidelines, and regulations. It could serve as an important reference for decision¬makers and technologists in urban rail research and construction field.    

    Specific topics cover:
    Column I: Urban Rail Transportation Operation and Management
    • urban rail transit flow theory, operation, planning, control and management
    • traffic and transport safety  
    • traffic polices and economics     
    • urban rail management 
    • traffic information management                    
    • urban rail scheduling
    • train scheduling and management 
    • strategies of ticket price        
    • traffic information engineering & control   
    • intelligent transportation system (ITS) and information technology    
    • economics, finance, business & industry 
    • train operation, control   
    • transport Industries  
    • transportation engineering    
    Column II: Urban Rail Transportation Design and Planning
    • urban rail planning  
    • pedestrian studies    
    • sustainable transport engineering  
    • rail electrification    
    • rail signaling and communication  
    • Intelligent & Automated Transport System Technology              
    • rolling stock design theory and structural reliability     
    • urban rail transit electrification and automation technologies             
    • transport Industries                                   
    • transportation engineering  
     Column III: Civil Engineering
    • civil engineering technologies
    • maintenance of rail infrastructure
    • transportation infrastructure systems
    • roads, bridges, tunnels, and underground engineering             
    • subgrade and pavement maintenance and performance   
    Column IV: Equipments and Systems
    • mechanical-electronic technologies 
    • manufacturing engineering                                        
    • inspection for trains and rail
    • vehicle-track coupling system dynamics, simulation and control         
    • superconductivity and levitation technology
    • magnetic suspension and evacuated tube transport  
    • railway technology & engineering   
    • Railway Transport  Industries   
    • transport & vehicle engineering   
    Column V: other topics of interest   
    • modern tram                          
    • interdisciplinary transportation research 
    • environmental impacts such as vibration, noise and pollution 
    Article types:
    • Papers. Reports of original research work.
    • Design notes. Brief contributions on current design, development and application work; not normally more than 2500 words (3 journal pages), including descriptions of apparatus or techniques developed for a specific purpose, important experimental or theoretical points and novel technical solutions to commonly encountered problems.
    • Rapid communications. Brief, urgent announcements of significant advances or preliminary accounts of new work, not more than 3500 words (4 journal pages). The most important criteria for acceptance of a rapid communication are novel and significant. For these articles authors must state briefly, in a covering letter, exactly why their works merit rapid publication.
    • Review articles. These are intended to summarize accepted practice and report on recent progress in selected areas. Such articles are generally commissioned from experts in various field s by the Editorial Board, but others wishing to write a review article may submit an outline for preliminary consideration.

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