EVALUATION OF SIGNAL/CONTROL SYSTEM EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY TASK 5: ECONOMIC STUDIES

Economics form an important aspect in the comparison of new technologies with those which are subject to possible replacement. This report presents an economic analysis of candidate state-of-the-art signal/control systems which were selected in preceding tasks of the project. The report focuses on passenger service improvements, capital and operating costs, reliability and maintainability, vandalism and the impact of standards. Consideration of these aspects leads to a cost/benefit analysis in which the technologies are configured in systems ranging in complexity from cab signaling with overspeed control to total monitoring and control from a remote point.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 141 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00341244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-78/39.5
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-773-4236
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM