RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT OF BART TRAIN CONTROL
Results of a two-year effort of a task group to improve the reliability of the Bay Area Rapid Transit district's vehicle-borne Automatic Train Control equipment are reported. The effort included modifications to the train control equipment designed both by the manufacturer and by the task group. It also included the development and implementation of improved maintenance test procedures and equipment. A significant constraint on this effort was the need to maintain, and where necessary, improve the fail-safe nature of the train control system. Particular attention was paid to reducing the fraction of maintenance diagnoses which resulted in a No Trouble Found report; at the start of the task-team effort, these represented half of the revenue service failures of this system. A substantial improvement in the maintenance capability and decrease in service failures has resulted from this effort.
- 29. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, 28 Mar 1979.
University of California, BerkeleyLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA United States 94720
Department of Energy1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20585
- Turner, D B
- Publication Date: 1978-6
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic train control; Automatic train operation; Automation; Control systems; Fail safe systems; Maintainability; Railroad trains; Rapid transit; Reliability; Traffic signal control systems
- Identifier Terms: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
- Old TRIS Terms: Rapid transit systems; Signal systems
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00197888
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-790303-1
- Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 15 1982 12:00AM