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New Trains for New Railways By Pep (Professional Engineering Publishers)

New Trains for New Railways by Pep (Professional Engineering Publishers)

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Summary

Following the privatization of the rail industry, many operators have committed to purchasing new rolling stock for running passenger services. This text investigates what manufacturers want to supply and what train operators demand - both in the UK and overseas.

New Trains for New Railways Summary

New Trains for New Railways by Pep (Professional Engineering Publishers)

Following the privatization of the rail industry, many operators have committed to purchasing new rolling stock for running passenger services. This text investigates what manufacturers want to supply and what train operators demand - both in the UK and overseas. The selected papers examine the innovative mehtods of financing and maintaining new trains, for both the freight and passenger business. Commercial properties and customer needs are also considered.

Table of Contents

Why new trains?: new trains for a new railway - a global perspective; the business case for new trains - developing a robust case; new customers for new trains. What trains?: performance specifications - what are they for and what must they really contain?; new vehicles for continuing rail head conditioning and track treatment operations. Who pays what?: reliability - how much is it worth?; life-cycle costing - far from just a calculation. Making the train: a new lease of life; new trains for the new Lantau and airport railway; getting the trains approved. Putting the track to work: building reliable, maintainable trains; new trains for old - heavy mid-life refurbishment of KCRC's EMU fleet in Hong Kong; new maintenance packages - are they a good deal?; LCC - what is the real impact upon design?. Making the trains work better: a wider UK market for simpler, tilting trains?; the development of gauging software for titling trains; innovation and new trains.

Additional information

GOR010809700
9781860581465
1860581463
New Trains for New Railways by Pep (Professional Engineering Publishers)
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1998-01-01
208
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