Center Truck Performance on Low-Floor Light Rail Vehicles
operations - performance, infrastructure - vehicle, organisation - performance, mode - rail, mode - tram/light rail
Center trucks (Light rail vehicles), Derailments, Independently rotating wheels, Infrastructure, Light rail vehicles, Low floor vehicles, Noise, Performance, Specifications, Vehicle design, Vehicle maintenance, Wear
Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 114: Center Truck Performance on Low-Floor Light Rail Vehicles examines performance issues observed in the operation of low-floor light rail vehicle (LFLRV) center trucks (focusing on 70-percent low-floor vehicles), such as excessive wheel wear and noise and occasional derailments, and provides proposed guidance on how to minimize or avoid these issues. The report also includes suggestions on LFLRV specifications, maintenance, and design, as well as on related infrastructure design and maintenance, to maximize performance of these LFLRV center trucks.
Permission to link to the report has been given by TRB.
Griffin, T. (2006). Center Truck Performance on Low-Floor Light Rail Vehicles. Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 114, published by Transportation Research Board, Washington