Important elements of British Rail's three prototype advanced passenger trains are now being tested and the first complete train will start trial running later this year. Commercial service at 200 km/h will begin in autumn 1978, when the 646 km between London and Glasgow will be covered in 4 hours. The prototypes differ in many respects from the experimental APT-E completed in 1972. Apart from the use of electric traction, both types of bogie have been extensively redesigned and the trailer car bodies are formed from wide aluminum extrusions.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

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  • Accession Number: 00152615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM