The history and development of British Railways' Advanced Passenger Train (APT) are discussed. The technical objectives are considered in the context of their value to commercial and operating performance. Among the technical aspects discussed are dynamics of guidance and suspension, aerodynamics, power and transmission, braking, and lightweight body structures. Highlights of the research and development programme are described, with reference to laboratory and track testing of the experimental train (APT-E) and associated experimental vehicles. The paper concludes with a description of the design of the prototype electric train (APT-P), of which three are currently being constructed for operation on the London/Glasgow route.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 653-663
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 190
    • Issue Number: 62

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM