Passenger Rail Equipment Safety Standards apply to commuter rail programs. The majority of these documents address technical issues of the rolling stock and other fixed assets required to create a full system.

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Published Documents

Construction & Structural


Inspection & Maintenance

  • APTA-PR-IM-S-015-00
    Inspection and Testing of Roller Bearings on Passenger Equipment After a Derailment
  • APTA PR-IM-S-016-02
    Pantograph Current Collection Equipment Periodic Inspection and Maintenance


  • APTA PR-M-S-022-19
    ECP Passenger Cable-Based Brake System Cable, Connectors & Junction Boxes – Performance Requirements
    Passenger Car Annex to AAR S-4210
  • APTA PR-M-S-023-19
    ECP Passenger Cable-Based Brake DC Power Supply—Performance Requirements
  • APTA PR-M-S-024-19
    Intratrain Communication Requirements for ECP Cable-Based Passenger Train Control Systems
  • APTA PR-M-S-025-19
    ECP Cable-Based and Passenger Emulation Braking System—Approval Procedure
  • APTA PR-M-S-026-19
    ECP Passenger Cable-Based Braking System—Interoperability Procedure
  • APTA PR-M-S-027-19
    ECP Passenger Brake System—Configuration Management
  • APTA PR-M-S-028-21
    Electronic Brake Control Valve Equipment Qualification—Testing Requirements
  • APTA PR-M-S-029-21
    Pneumatic Piping for Vehicles
  • APTA PR-M-S-030-21
    ECP Passenger Cable-Based Braking System—ECP-Ready Configurations
  • APTA PR-M-S-031-22
    Low-Speed Curving Performance of Railroad Passenger Equipment

Passenger Systems

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