Technical Reports

Safety Relevant Observations on the X200 Train as Developed for the Swedish National Railways

  • 01
  • Dec
  • 1990
AUTHOR: Robert M. Dorer, William T. Hathaway, Herbert Weinstock
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-90/14
SUBJECT: Safety Regulatory Analysis
KEYWORDS: High Speed Ground Transportation, Tilt Trains, Safety Regulations
ABSTRACT: The safety of high speed rail technology proposed for possible application.in the United States is of concern to the Federal Railroad Administration. This report, one in a series of reports planned for high speed rail technologies presents an initial review of one such technology, t-he Swedish tilting train known as the X2000. This report utilizes material provided by the train developer, Asea Brown Boveri Traction AB (ABB), material gathered from independent sources, a site visit to the X2000 design and production facilities in June of 1990, and a ride on the equipment for over 400 km (250 miles) At speeds up to 200 km/hr (125 mph), also during June of 1990. This report describes the background leading up to the development of the X2000, the potential U.S. applications, and the technology in some detail and finally reviews FRA regulations that may be applicable to the design of this train relative to any potential U.S. application.

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