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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Pueblo, CO United States 81001
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Simmonds, K J
- Henderson, F H
- Publication Date: 1979-5
- Pagination: 122 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceptance tests; Data collection; Dynamic braking; Information processing; Performance evaluations; Performance tests; Propulsion; Railroad cars; Rapid transit; Rapid transit cars; Ride quality; Sound level; Specifications; Tests; Vehicle power plants; Wheel slip
- Identifier Terms: Transportation Technology Center; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
- Uncontrolled Terms: Propulsion systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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