Advanced Passenger Train

Advanced Passenger Train

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Advanced Passenger Train was an experimental tilting High Speed Train developed by British Rail during the 1970s and early 1980s. The introduction into service of the Advanced Passenger Train was to be a three-stage project. Phase 1, the development of an experimental APT, the APT-E, was completed. Phase 2, the introduction of three prototype trains, known as the APT-P, into revenue service on the Glasgow - London route, did occur but enjoyed limited service due to bad publicity. Phase 3, the introduction of the Squadron fleet designated APT-S, did not occur. The knowledge and experience gained enabled the construction of other high speed trains, including tilting derivatives. In the mid to late 20th century, British Rail express services compared unfavourably with France's TGV and Japan's Shinkansen. Experience with High Speed Trains on the East Coast Main Line from London to Edinburgh had shown that reduced journey times could produce a significant increase in passenger numbers, but that line was largely straight and suited to high speeds.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 150 x 224 x 6mm | 158.76g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135927019
  • 9786135927016