Aids for Rail Car Side-door Observation

Aids for Rail Car Side-door Observation

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This report presents the findings of a research program designed to: a) evaluate current door observation practices and procedures and assess how they relate to transit property characteristics, such as facilities, vehicle configurations, and operating procedures; b) identify the range and scope of existing observation aids and assess their merits relative to their specific applications; c) identify promising observation technologies and define conceptual observation aids based on them; and d) develop guidelines for transit system use in the selection and implementation of observation aids for their specific application.This is because of their low procurement cost, ease of installation, and low life- cycle maintenance costs. ... Rarely did an operator of a light rail vehicle directly observe the doors. ... The Red line, opened in March 1993, provides limited heavy rail service in downtown Los Angeles and links with the Blue line at Union station. ... Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Members of the research team visited the facilities of CTA and studied the operations, vehicle characteristics, and facility layoutsanbsp;...

Title:Aids for Rail Car Side-door Observation
Publisher:Transportation Research Board - 1995-01-01


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