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.

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 32-41

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  • 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