WASHINGTON METRO'S RAPID TRANSIT CARS
Every new transit property faces a multitude of difficult decisions in establishing the design criteria for its transit cars. These decisions deal with the cars' construction, dimensions, the various sub-systems, their interface with each other and with the train control equipment to provide optimum performance economically without sacrificing the equipment reliability and maintainability. This paper gives a description of the Washington Metro's present rapid transit cars and will give a brief evaluation of these cars' demonstrated performance.
- Presented at the 1977 Joint ASME/IEEE/AAR Railroad Conference, March 30-April 1, in Washington, D.C.
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- BASSILY, F P
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: p. 32-41
- TRT Terms: Aluminum cars; Brakes; Cabs (Vehicle compartments); Door handles; Electric power conditioning; Fabrication; Passenger cars; Propulsion; Rapid transit cars; Vehicle design; Vehicle power plants
- Identifier Terms: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
- Uncontrolled Terms: Propulsion systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Braking systems; Door operating mechanisms; Passenger car design
- Subject Areas: Design; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00152465
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Report/Paper Numbers: 77CH1237-71A Tech. Pap.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 27 1981 12:00AM