PROTOTYPE APTS TAKE SHAPE AT DERBY
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, LimitedDorset House, Stamford Street
London SE1 9LU, England
- Publication Date: 1977-1
- Pagination: 3 p.
- TRT Terms: High speed rail; Motor vehicle bodies; Passenger transportation; Trucks; Vehicle design
- Identifier Terms: British Rail
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced passenger trains; Car body
- Subject Areas: Design; Motor Carriers; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00152615
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Railways
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM