ADVANCED TRAIN HEADS FULL TILT FOR DISASTER

Problems with the tilt mechanism and tread braking have caused British Railways to postpone the entry of its prototype Advanced Passenger Train (APT) into high-speed revenue service between London and Scotland; production trains are not now to be delivered until 1984. Failure of the tilt mechanism could cause APT to exceed the loading gauge and collide with a tilted APT on an adjacent track. BR is reported to be considering alternative trains for its fast London-Glasgow operation.

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    IPC Magazines Limited

    Commonwealth House, 1-19 New Oxford Street
    London WC1A 1NG,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Stansell, J
    • HAMER, M
  • Publication Date: 1981-3-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 659
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Volume: 89
    • Issue Number: 1244
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331893
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM