Technical Reports

Guideline Specification for Urban Rail Cars

  • 01
  • Mar
  • 1973
AUTHOR: W.H. Dunton, P.R. Norton
SUBJECT: Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: Guideline Specification, Rapid Transit Car Specification, Commuter Car Specification
ABSTRACT: This document is the guideline specification to be used as the standard form for the preparation of detail procurement specifications for the design, construction and test of self-propelled urban rail cars. This specification provides guidelines for both commuter and rapid transit rail cars. The purpose of this specification is to establish uniform practices for the preparation of detail procurement specifications for these two types of vehicles to aid in the use and comparative analysis of the specification - This specification the of content encourages use modern technology and innovation by establishing measurable performance objectives rather than specifying existing equipment or equivalent. The specification covers all subsystems of the vehicle applicable to this type of equipment as a class and not unique to one design.