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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 29. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, 28 Mar 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Turner, D B
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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