London Transport's 1983 rapid transit cars are the final units of a series which began 45 years ago featuring steel underframes, conventional traction controls and all-rubber suspensions. The new cars have provision for automatic train operation and regenerative braking, and feature aluminum bodies, improved ventilation, welded truck frames, and automatic fault-finding systems. As the 6-car trains began to enter service, LT announced an order for its prototype "1990" trains which will have welded aluminum bodies, air suspensions, chopper controls, steerable trucks, improved ventilation and multiplexing of electrical circuits.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Publication Date: 1984-7

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 370-375
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 41
    • Issue Number: 430
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM