Railway Gazette International 1981 April Electric suburban trains Walkers- ASEA
Railway Gazette International 1981 April Electric suburban trains Walkers- ASEA

Railway Gazette International 1981 April Electric suburban trains Walkers- ASEA

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Railway Gazette International 1981 April Electric suburban trains Walkers- ASEA
 
Railway Gazette International
April 1981 Vol 137 No 4
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Renfe acts to turn the tide
A massive programme to provide faster and more frequent inter-city services is about to be launched in Spain. Renfe aims to see passenger-km up from under 17 billion in the 1970s to 40 billion by 1992 275
Intercity 444 takes over Spain's prestige routes277
GCI bogies tested at 200 km/h279
What happened to the standard European coach?
Since the first build of 500 Eurofima compartment coaches in the mid-1970s, not one order has been placed for what was billed to be Europe's standard inter-city coach. Instead there has been a swing towards open coaches spearheaded by the French Coraii design 280
Next generation of BR multiple-units reverts to all-steel bodies
The first of a new range of standard diesel and electric multiple-units will make their debut next year, when a batch of Class 317 EMUs enters service between London and Bedford. With all-steel bodyshells, they are based on the Mk III inter-city coach 284
Built to last in stainless steel
Metro cars ordered from Budd Co by Chicago, Miami and Baltimore represent the first large-scale production of bodies fabricated in low-carbon stainless steel 286
Biggest electrified network gives the best return
A three-year study shows that electrifying more than half of British Rail's 17 700 route-km would produce a real rate of return exceeding 11 per cent 289
KCR cars set sail for Hong Kong295
Hover to the airport296
High-horsepower loco has improved adhesion297
Preheating improves performance of rubber suspension in artic299
Intermodal hardware at Olympia301
Comment259
Personal260
News261
Behind the News266
Equipment Et Processes301
Publications303
Letters305
Annual Reports306
International Diary306
Sidetrack306

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