This paper reports the specific energy consumption per passenger-kilometer or per passenger-journey on typical metropolitan railways, discussing this in two parts--fixed installations and rolling stock. After citing measures taken to minimize energy consumption by traction and non-traction functions, there is discussion of regenerative braking, thyristors, reversible substations, ac induction traction motors and energy storage. Appendices include results of a survey of representative metropolitan railways, description of thyristor-controlled choppers and inertia storage equipment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the 43rd International Congress Helsinki, 10-15 June 1979 International Metropolitan Railways Committee.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

    Rue Sainte Marie 6
    Brussels,   Belgium  BE-1080
  • Authors:
    • HAFTER, G H
    • Hanocq, R
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 3b1-28

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1981 12:00AM