A description of the physical dimensions and performance parameters is presented for the British HST (High Speed Train). Various features of the train are reported. Among them are estimated schedule time, passenger comfort and safety, energy consumption, and development status. A review of the anticipated performance of the HST on four nonelectrified corridors is made. This performance is compared with the performance of existing corridor rolling stock. Modifications to the HST structure to meet the Association of American Railroads (AAR) interchange requirements were estimated by the evaluators. Seating capacity of the HST was increased to meet baseline 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). The HST has been in revenue service in England since 1976.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Task 1 contract. See also RRIS 03 319038; Bulletin 8002.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Unified Industries, Incorporated

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    Federal Railroad Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Bachman, J A
    • DeVilliers, A L
    • Marchetti, J W
    • Meacham Jr, H C
    • Uher, R A
    • Watson, R B
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/14.VII Prelim.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-717-4249
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM