RAILBUS: A HYBRID SEEKS ITS NICHE

The two-axle Leyland Experimental Vehicle (LEV-2) has been introduced into revenue service between Concord, NH, and Lowell, MA, serving as a feeder for conventional commuter trains operating into Boston over the Boston and Maine. FRA is sponsoring service into a low-density area for one year as part of its passenger technology program. The vehicle, an elongated Leyland bus body mounted on a modified version of the two-axle underframe developed by British Railways for high-speed freight cars, is seen as a low cost means for providing local passenger services.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-12-8

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  • Accession Number: 00329939
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM