Because British Rail's Advanced Passenger Train may run through curves faster than other trains, the operator will be given a positive indication in the cab of speed limits higher than those derived from his knowledge of the route for conventional trains. Such a system, using passive transponders between the rails, is being installed between London and Glasgow in time for introduction of prototype APT's into revenue service at 200 km/h in 1979. Techniques used to insure high integrity performance by electronic equipment which is not fail-safe may well find wider applications in train control and signaling.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cardani, A A
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Accession Number: 00167914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM