TECHNOLOGY SELECTION AND DEVELOPMENT FOR AN INTERMEDIATE CAPACITY TRANSIT SYSTEM

The objective of the Intermediate Capacity Transit System (ICTS) program is the development and implementation of a transit mode which offers a high degree of community acceptance and high service levels for urban applications in the capacity range of 5,000-15,000 pphpd. Elevated and at-grade guideways will be used as much as possible in lieu of underground construction to reduce system capital costs. The primary emphasis on urban integration has led to stringent requirements for minimum wayside intrusion. Features of the ICTS include steel-wheel on steel rail suspension, steerable trucks, alternating-current propulsion, and moving-block train control. The government of Ontario has funded a three year, $55.5M development program to design, construct and test a prototype system. The ICTS program includes the development of advanced electrical systems for longitudinal control of the vehicle, specifically, high power inverters and complex microprocessor applications in braking and signalling.

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  • Pagination: p. 935-945

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  • Accession Number: 00177186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1981 12:00AM