WMATA RAPID TRANSIT VEHICLE ENGINEERING TESTS

TSC has been instrumental in preparing standardized test procedures for evaluation of rail transit vehicles, using the TTC's 9.1 mile Transit Test Track, with the objective of providing a common baseline for the comparative evaluation of rapid transit vehicles and vehicle systems. The test program reported herein was carried out by the TTC to the guidelines of these procedures. The test program data gave a comprehensive evaluation of the WMATA rapid transit car in the categories of Performance, Power Consumption, Spin/Slide Protection, Noise, Ride Roughness, Power System Interactions, and Simulated Revenue Service.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Transportation Test Center, P.O. Box 11008
    Pueblo, CO  United States  81001

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Simmonds, K J
    • Henderson, F H
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

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  • Pagination: 122 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-79-8 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1981 12:00AM