The Power Standards for new lines provide the basic concepts for the design of traction power systems for new routes. The Standards describe the criteria used for the determination of the power requirements, the parameters used in the selection of substation sites and the types of electrical equipment employed for the conversion of High Tension AC power to DC traction power. They include the techniques used to control the power system from one control point and the means by which each substation can be controlled in the event of a supervisory cable failure. The Standards also describe the methods employed to give maximum safety in the substations and on the railroad in case of faults or emergencies. These guides should prove helpful in the design of traction power systems for new routes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Tri-State Regional Planning Commission, New York. Paper copy also available in set of 12 reports as PB-251 641-SET, PC$70.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York City Transit Authority

    370 Jay Street
    Brooklyn, NY  United States  11201

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Research, Development and Demonstration
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Tri-State Transportation Commission

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  United States  10007
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech. Rpt., UMTA-IT-09-0014-75-9
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1981 12:00AM