BRUSSELS METRO COMPARES WELDED AND RIVETED ALLOY BODIES

In designing the equipment for full-scale rapid-transit operation of the Brussels Metro, which was built for light-rail operation initially, prototypes were built utilizing riveted wide extrusions and welded extrusions of more conventional design. Previously the weight savings of aluminum alloys had been adopted; the method of construction had to be established. Since wide aluminum extrusions could become popular for high speed intercity trainsets and for urban railways, the STIB tests have compared the alternate construction techniques.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
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  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00096541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1981 12:00AM