APT: More Tests

The Empire Gets Real

By September 1980, the APT was still not ready and more realistic management started to appear.

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INTRODUCTION of the first prototype electric Advanced Passenger train into passenger service, planned for 6 October, has been deferred to allow more time for proving trials.

Mr Ken Taylor, BR's chief mechanical and electrical engineer, told Railnews

...snips... My OCR can't cope with this ...

"When the train has a further 25,000 miles under its belt we'll be ready to place it in commercial service."

The APT incorporates more new technology than BR has ever attempted to put into service in one train at the same time, from tilt technology to hydrokinetic braking ...

Rail News, page 1, September 1980