SLRV (STANDARD LIGHT RAIL VEHICLE) ENGINEERING TESTS AT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TRANSPORTATION TEST CENTER. FINAL TEST REPORT. VOLUME I - INTRODUCTION

The Standard Light Rail Vehicle (SLRV) is a 71-foot vehicle, articulated to negotiate curves down to 32-foot radius and designed to operate at speeds up to 50 mph. Although the basic configuration and performance is standardized, the current operating properties (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and San Francisco Municipal Railway) have specified individual requirements for auxiliary equipment and passenger accommodation. Engineering testing on the SLRV was conducted by the Boeing Vertol Company at the Transportation Test Center in Pueblo, Colorado in accordance with the General Vehicle Test Plans (GSP-064), which are designed to provide the data necessary for quantitative comparison of different transit cars. This report presents the results of the series of tests conducted. The general objective of the test program was to establish a data baseline for the SLRV obtained in accordance with the General Vehicle Test Plans and to provide further experience in the use of the Test Plans in testing urban rail vehicles. Volume I contains a description of the SLRV Test Program and the vehicle, and a summary of the test results.

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    • See also RRIS 03 304696; Bulletin 8001. Also available in set of 4 reports PC E10, PB-301 145-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Vertol Company

    Surface Transportation Systems Department, P.O. Box 16858
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19142

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

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  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00304697
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA7927VOL1Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0025-79-3
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1062
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1982 12:00AM