HIGH SPEED RAIL SYSTEMS
The application of steel-wheel-on-steel rail trained vehicles to intercity passenger transportation at speeds of 200 to 300 mph is examined. The physical and human constraints, and the framework of ground-rules within which the study is constructed are described. Primary system elements are singled out and considered in the light of the higher speed requirements. The elements are the vehicle, propulsion and power, braking, suspension, guideway, control and communications and terminals. Present-day state-of-the-art operating systems are used as a point of departure. A baseline high-speed rail system is synthesized, and its performance and service characteristics are described parametrically, as a function of such independent variables as seating capacity and design cruise speed. Research and development, investment and operating costs are given. (Author)
- Report on High-Speed Ground Transportation Systems Engineering Study.
TRW Systems GroupOne Space Park
Redondo Beach, CA USA 90278
- Publication Date: 1970-2
- Pagination: 608 p.
- TRT Terms: High speed ground transportation; High speed rail
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00039201
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: 06818-6037-RO00
- Contract Numbers: DOT-C-353-66
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM