IMPROVED PASSENGER EQUIPMENT EVALUATION PROGRAM--TRAIN SYSTEM REVIEW REPORT. VOLUME 5-SERIES 961 (JAPAN)

A description of the physical dimensions and performance parameters of the Japanese Series 961 passenger train is presented. Among them are estimated schedule time, passenger comfort and safety, energy consumption, and development status. Various features of advanced technology and passenger appeal are also reported. A review of the anticipated performance of the Series 961 on the Northeast Corridor is reported. This performance is compared with existing corridor rolling stock. Modification to the Series 961 carbody structure to meet Association of American Railroads (AAR) interchange requirements was estimated by the study team. The consist selected for review consisted of eight cars which are run as married pairs; these provided the closest number of seats to those provided in the baseline train. The results of the study are based on performance data supplied by the Japanese National Railway. One six-car trainset had been built and subjected to limited testing at the time the report was written.

  • 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: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/14.V Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-717-4249
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM