A consideration of vehicle dynamics with respect to the attainable speeds with various modes of transport shows that for tracked systems, especially the wheel-and-rail-system, passenger demand can be met for journey distances of up to about 450 km where the top speed is about 250 km/h and the mean distance between stations is 65 km. The vehicle system for this is a train with two power units with four drive-wheel sets each and drawing up to ten coaches, similar to the present IC services, and capable of carrying 600 to 650 passengers. It should also be streamlined for low aero-dynamic resistance. Continuing research with respect to running dynamics and the best drive arrangement must have the objective of obtaining vehicles which produce only small forces in interaction with the track even at high speeds so as to achieve low-wear economical operation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Rappenglueck, W
  • Publication Date: 1980-7


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00324507
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM