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Ride Roughness Tests: Cleveland Transit System, September 1973

  • 01
  • Nov
  • 1973
AUTHOR: Lowell V. Babb
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Alternating Current Traction Monitors, Performance Tests, Direct Transit
ABSTRACT: [From the Introduction] The Cleveland Transit System (CTS) has undertaken an UMTA- sponsored program to evaluate the use of alternating current traction motors on rapid transit vehicles. WABCO, Inc.; under contract to CTS, has retro-fitted three vehicles of the CTS fleet with 600 volt DC to AC inverters, AC traction motors and appropriate interfacing electronics to allow revenue operation on the CTS Winder- mere-Airport Line. Vehicle performance tests, detailed maintenance inspections, and passenger reaction surveys have been conducted by WABCO and TRW, Inc., on six controlled test vehicles. These vehicles represent both DC and AC propulsion systems, and various combinations of interior and exterior styling and cleaning requirements. Data from the tests will be evaluated and a final report issued by TRW. Completion of the 2.1 million dollar program is scheduled for April 1974.
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