APT TECHNOLOGY--NEARLY READY TO BANK ON

Technical problems which have set back the beginning of experimental revenue service by at least nine months for British Rail's Advanced Passenger Train are discussed. Three electrically powered APT-P prototypes of this high-speed tilting train, when placed on mainline routes, have exhibited problems with the tilt servomechanism, ride quality, electronic brake control, hydrokinetic brakes and power collection. It is concluded that while the technology is available, the development, in-service proving and redesign for production still have a long way to go.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • FORD, R
  • Publication Date: 1980-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 537-540
  • Serial:
    • MODERN RAILWAYS
    • Volume: 37
    • Issue Number: 387
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM