METROLINER UPDATED TO IMPROVE RELIABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY

While the Metroliners have achieved a high degree of public acceptance and are a competitive mode of transportation in the Northeast Corridor, they have been plagued by availability problems which the U.S. Department of Transportation has sought to overcome with its Metroliner Updating Program. Westinghouse Transportation Division has modified two of the four prototype cars in this program. Modifications are aimed at improving reliability by simplifying functions; increasing margins on components; and reducing shock, vibration, heat, dirt and electrical noise. Maintainability has been improved so that a predicted 80% of all malfunctions can be diagnosed and repaired during the turnaround periods between runs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinghouse Electric Corporation

    Westinghouse Building, Gateway Center
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15222
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 122
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071831
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM