NORTHEAST CORRIDOR HIGH SPEED RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. TASK 9: TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF VEHICLE/RIGHT OF WAY SYSTEMS. VOLUME I

This report presents the results of a study performed to define the combination of vehicle and right-of-way characteristics which best meets objectives for upgrading passenger service on the Northeast Corridor. The specific goals of this rail system are 2-1/2 hours travel time between Washington, D.C. and New York City with five stops, and 3 hours travel time between New York City and Boston with five stops. Consideration of technical, economic and intangible factors leads to the conclusions that certain right-of-way improvements should be implemented and that multiple unit electric (MU) cars should be used. Volume One discusses high speed technology, power concepts, vehicle design, kinematics, safety, comfort, train performance, and some mathematical formulations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-242 445 and Volume 2, PB-245 222.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bechtel Incorporated

    Gaithersburg, MD  United States 

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Northeast Corridor Project Office, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lawson, K L
    • PRAUSE, R H
    • Gillespie, C W
    • Wujek, J H
    • Arnlund, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 225 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., FRA/ONECD-75/9-Vol-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-40027
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1976 12:00AM