A description of the British APTP (Advanced Passenger Train Prototype) physical dimensions and performance parameters is presented. Various features of the train are reported. Among them are schedule time on the Northeast Corridor, passenger comfort, energy consumption, passenger safety, and development status. A review of the anticipated performance of the APTP on the Northeast Corridor is made. This performance is compared with existing corridor rolling stock. Modifications to the APTP structure to meet Association of American Railroads (AAR) interchange requirements were estimated by the evaluators. Seating capacity of the APTP was increased to meet existing train capacity, and train consist was adjusted to meet the new seating capacity. The results are based on performance data supplied by British Rail Engineering Limited (BREL). Although the electric-powered APTP has not been tested as a train system, an experimental gas-powered trainset (APTE) was subjected to intensive testing from 1973 to 1976.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also RRIS 03 319038; Bulletin 8002.
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  • Authors:
    • Bachman, J A
    • Marchetti, J W
    • Meacham Jr, H C
    • Uher, R A
    • Watson, R B
  • Publication Date: 1978-3-25

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/14.II Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-717-4249
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM