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Rolling Stock Terms

This page will be continuously updated… Accelerometer A device that can measure acceleration generated by the movement of an object along an axis. Adhesion (Coefficient of) During rolling contact, the … Continue reading

Critical Velocity for Smoke Control

The ventilation system would be operated to force the  smoke and hot gases in the direction of the empty tunnel to provide a clear and safe environment behind the fire … Continue reading

Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC)

Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) is a railway signaling system that makes use of the telecommunications between the train and track equipment for the traffic management and infrastructure control. By means of the CBTC systems, the exact position … Continue reading

High-speed Rail

High-speed rail (HSR) is a type of passenger rail transport that operates significantly faster than the normal speed of rail traffic. Specific definitions by the European Union include 200 km/h … Continue reading