so travelers could access any and/or all the trains together.
However, in order to house that many tracks side by side,
this meant the resulting space was enormous. Like airports,
this also still stands true, for the most part. Grand Central
Station in New York City is an exception – all the trains
are underground. To reach them, you enter the terminal at
street level and walk through pedestrian tunnels down to
the train platforms below grade. Acoustically, this keeps the
terminal quieter sans train and mechanical noises. Built over
a century ago in 1903, this was a revolutionary concept and
even more impressive in reality.
Acoustically, train stations share many of the same
pitfalls as airports. They are designed with nearly 100-per-
cent glossy, hard reflective surfaces, which again result in
The Guangzhou Bus
Rapid Transit (BRT) in
Guangzhou, China is
similar to the BRT in
Bogota, Columbia. In one
hour, this mass transit
way can accomdodate
more than 4,000 people.