This article describes the effect of rapid transit train performance on power and energy demands to put into perspective how important the cost of energy may be in determining the basic design and operation of any rapid transit system. High acceleration requires greater energy with limited service advantage as station intervals increase. Strict control of station stop times can effectively reduce overall journey timing. Optimum steepness of grades is defined in relation to energy demand and to stopping at stations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Engineering Publications

    Penthouse 1, 15 West 55th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Grant, J C
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 14-16
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1981 12:00AM