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North American Joint Positive Train Control System Four-Quadrant Gate Reliability Assessment

Document Series
Research Results
Author
Sam Alibrahim, P.E.
Report Number
RR08-10
Office
RPD-33
Subject Grade Crossing Technology, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
Keywords
Four-quadrant gate, reliability analysis, high-speed rail, mean time to failure, positive train control, vehicle detection

This study assessed the reliability of four-quadrant gates and vehicle detection equipment for a future high-speed rail corridor between Chicago and St Louis. 


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